Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Arizona's "meteorite treasure chest"

The Center for Meteorite Studies (CMS) in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU was featured in a multi-page spread in the October issue of Astronomy magazine (but you need a subscription to view it).

The article, Inside Arizona's meteorite treasure chest, describes "tens of thousands of space rocks" hidden away at ASU.

CMS says it houses "around 10,000 specimens representing over 1,600 separate meteorite falls, making it not only the largest university-based collection but also placing it in the top ten in the world."

CMS is justly proud of their impressive selection of Arizona meteorites, which are the focus of a new display at the Cave Creek Museum this month.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like I'll have to make a trip out to Cave Creek. Thanks for the post!