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Mitch’s Universe

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Mitch Noda

Mitch has been an avid collector of meteorites, tektites and related ephemera for over ten years. He has been fortunate to have made many good friends while doing it.

Vatican Meteorite Collection

I never imagined that the Vatican would have an observatory and meteorite collection. In 1543, Polish astronomer, Nicolas Copernicus, wrote “On the Revolutions of the...

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Valera – Cow killer meteorite

Throughout the arc of time, there have been stories of meteorites that have hit things, such as, a mailbox (Claxton), car (Peekskill), house (Kobe, Park...

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J. Lawrence Smith

Dr. John Lawrence Smith (17 December 1818 – 12 October 1883) was an American medical doctor, chemist and mineralogist. Smith also studied civil engineering and...

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James DuPont

American James Maxime DuPont (7 April 1912 – 1 July 1991) was an industrialist and passionate meteorite collector. His father was Jean Rene Claudius DuPont,...

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Oscar Monnig

Recently, I was talking with my friend Dr. Carleton Moore, and he suggested that I write an article about Oscar Monnig. I had always planned...

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As I write this article, the tragic events of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas unfolded. Two teachers and nineteen students died...

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