Refractory Metal Nuggets Paper published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 15:07 -- pheck

University of Chicago Graduate Student Levke Kööp, her co-advisor Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator Philipp Heck and colleagues from Germany are authors on an article on 4.6-billion-year old metal nuggets in the journal Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta. These micro-nuggets made of rare metals like iridium and tungsten are found inside the oldest minerals (hibonites and spinels) that formed in the Solar System.

Fossil Meteorites on Public Exhibit – Extended

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:55 -- pheck

The rare fossil meteorites are now on public exhibit at the Field Museum in the Main Hall (Stanley Field Hall next to Sue) extended until April 2015. After that they will be incorporated into a permanent exhibit that will open end of 2015. This is the first and only exhibit of fossil meteorites in the Western Hemisphere.

To learn more about the fossil meteorites watch the BrainScoop video and read the News article.

First modern interstellar dust discovered: Science Article includes Field Museum Authors

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:47 -- Anonymous (not verified)

We may joke about looking for a needle in a haystack, but that’s nothing compared to searching for stardust in a foil! A new paper published in Science reveals that such work has led to the discovery of seven dust particles that are not only out of this world, they’re out of this solar system.