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New NASA Grant to Robert A. Pritzker Center Team

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 09:40 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Philipp Heck (Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator for Meteoritics and Polar Studies) has received a grant from NASA’s Emerging Worlds program. Together with Resident Grad Student Jennika Greer (University of Chicago) and collaborators from Northwestern University and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, the research will focus on “Underexplored aspects of the history of our solar system’s presolar starting material.” The knowledge of the origin of the starting material of our Solar System is an issue of fundamental interest in planetary science.

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.

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