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Accretion Desk

Good Bye Cassini. Hello Saturn Meteorites

Good Bye Cassini. Hello Saturn Meteorites

Back in 2004 I wrote a column for The Meteorite Times about my journey with Saturn and Cassini. By the time you read this the Cassini spacecraft will have said goodbye to us on earth and plunged into Saturn’s icy atmosphere, all 22 feet and 12,500 pounds of her (well, actually only 4,685 pounds since […]

Micro Visions

NWA 5000 Lunar Melt Veins

NWA 5000 Lunar Melt Veins

I was given thirteen NWA 5000 Lunar (feldspathic breccia) thin sections to photograph. Each section has melt rock that merits attention. In some it appears as small puddles but in most it appears as veins, some traversing the full width of the sample. Of course thin sections are just that – thin (virtually two dimensional) […]

Mr. Monnig's Collection

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Personally, I have known Dr. Ehlmann a long time. How long exactly? Since I received a question through EBay… It must have been early in 2001. I had posted a small fragment of NWA 753 Rumurutite and this person was asking if I had a much larger piece available,—perfect spelling, perfect grammar and punctuation, unusual […]

Guest Articles

Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann 1928―2017

Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann 1928―2017

On August 28, 2017, the meteorite world, Texas Christian University, his former students and his many friends celebrated the life of Dr. Arthur Ehlmann, a kind giant of a man, a man who called Texas Christian University home for 60 years. People from all walks of life, academics, business people, former students and others came […]

Meteorite Of The Month

Seymchan Meteorite

Seymchan Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day.

Jim's Fragments

Impact Breccias Another Visit

Impact Breccias Another Visit

Years ago I collected many more things. As a child, I collected stamps and coins. As an adult, I have collected tektites, antique balance scales, civil war artifacts, fossils, meteorites and more. I have reduced my collecting in the last couple decades to very slowly adding some additional meteorites only. I have stopped buying anymore […]

Bob's Findings

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 3 No. 1

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 3 No. 1

A newsletter for unclassified meteorites found in the USA. In all of my previous Bob’s Bulletins, I prefaced each one with an explanation of what I mean by the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined “orphaned” as being meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S., but are not being recorded. Contrary to what […]

Norm's Tektite Teasers

Ries Glass Ballistic Blobs and their World

Ries Glass Ballistic Blobs and their World

In western Bavaria there is a broad, circular, low-relief basin some 24 km in diameter that is home to a story-book perfect village dating to medieval times. Appropriately, the village of Nordlingen, with wall and moat, is also circular. At the center of town stands an ancient cathedral with a magnificent 90m steeple, all built […]

Meteorite People

James D. Kriegh

James D. Kriegh

In Memory of James D. Kriegh 1928 – 2007 Meteorite-Times was blessed with the opportunity to interview Jim Kriegh in October 2006. Jim was loved by all and although now gone he will never be forgotten. Meteorite-Times (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your […]

IMCA Insights

Understanding the Early Solar System through the Analysis of Meteorites: The Process of Maximizing Data while Minimizing Sample Destruction

Understanding the Early Solar System through the Analysis of Meteorites: The Process of Maximizing Data while Minimizing Sample Destruction

Ellen J. Crapster-Pregont1,2 1.Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, 10964, USA. 2.Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 10024, USA. Every year approximately 40,000 meteorites make it to Earth’s surface. This value is based on camera network meteor data (Halliday et al., 1989; Bland, 2005) and weathering […]

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