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National Academy of Sciences honors Meenakshi Wadhwa with J. Lawrence Smith Medal

This article originally appeared in ASU Now, January 21, 2021. The National Academy of Sciences has announced that School of Earth and Space Exploration Director Meenakshi Wadhwa will be honored with the 2021 J. Lawrence Smith Medal for her extraordinary scientific achievements. “Wadhwa has deepened the world’s understanding of the evolutionary history of the solar system through her […]

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Hayabusa2 returns to Earth

Launched in 2014, JAXA's Hayabusa2 is a spacecraft with a 6-year mission to intercept and sample the Class C asteroid Ryugu-162173, and return samples to Earth. The spacecraft departed Ryugu in December of 2019, and returned samples to Earth December 5, 2020*. ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Director Meenakshi Wadhwa is a member […]

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New addition to the lab!

The Wadhwa Research Group has a new family member: A Thermo Neptune Plus multi-collector mass spectrometer! Installed and set up next to the first Wadhwa Neptune, the Neptune Plus is now up and running, and ready to analyze. The Neptune's plasma is as hot as the surface of the Sun, essential for stripping electrons to […]

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Congratulations, Dr. Zachary Torrano!

The Center for Meteorite Studies congratulates Dr. Zachary Torrano, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation June, 30th (which, by happy coincidence, is Asteroid Day)!   Early Solar System Processes and Parent Body Relationships Recorded by Chromium and Titanium Isotopes in Meteorites Meteorites and their components can be used to unravel the history of the early […]

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New paper on cosmochemistry advances from Antarctic meteorites!

School of Earth and Space Exploration Director Meenakshi Wadhwa, Center for Meteorite Studies Interim Director Devin Schrader, and Smithsonian Curator of Meteorites Tim McCoy are authors of a new paper published this month in the journal Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The paper, Advances in Cosmochemistry Enabled by Antarctic Meteorites, details the many […]

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Alumna Emilie Dunham among notable spring graduates

Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration and Center for Meteorite Studies graduate student Emilie Dunham will be receiving her PhD in geological sciences this May. Among her many achievements, Dunham was recently selected for a 51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy, which provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct […]

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PhD Candidates receive Graduate Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that Ph.D. Candidates Soumya Ray and Zack Torrano have been granted a Graduate Excellence Award by ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Science. The college recognizes outstanding graduate students who have been nationally acknowledged through funded fellowships, scholarships, and grants. Eligible students receive funds to advance their research and are […]

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Congratulations, Soumya and Zack!

PhD candidates Zack Torrano and Soumya Ray are among the awardees of the 2020 Nininger Student Travel Award! Presented by the Center for Meteorite Studies and the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), the goal of the award is to support travel to the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference of up to 4 […]

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