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September, 2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Seymchan Meteorite

Seymchan Meteorite

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

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A Partial Australite Button

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