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April 09th, 2013

 

On April 9, 2013 the Field Museum's Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies has obtained more than 2.2 pounds and 234 pieces of the Chelyabinsk meteorite through a donation of meteorite collector Terry Boudreaux. Pieces of the meteorite are available for scientific research. Research on that meteorite will help us better understand the history of the solar system in particular its collisional history. The donation was extensively covered by the media.   The Chelyabinsk meteorites will be on public display at the Field Museum starting Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 2013.
March 29th, 2013

Last month, I submitted my first paper to a scholarly journal. It grew out of my work on LinEpig...

March 26th, 2013

Bringing our collection of eggs to the public through digitization.

March 25th, 2013

Watch an interview with the curator of the new exhibit at the Field Museum about prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux!

March 06th, 2013

The first scientific paper describing the almost local meteorite Mifflin that fell on April 14, 2010 in southwestern Wisconsin got published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science. The Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator for Meteoritics and Polar StudiesPhilipp Heck is a member of the international consortium who studied the space rock and co-author of the study.

March 04th, 2013

Online information on neotropical plant names, herbaria, families, floras and more

February 12th, 2013

Permian brachiopods collected from the Salt Range during WWII by Dr. Sharat Roy.

February 12th, 2013

The Field Museum has acquired six pieces of an extremely important Martian meteorite that was hurled into space about 700,000 years ago when Mars collided with an asteroid.

February 11th, 2013

Learn about the trilobite, Paradoxides that lived during the Cambrian Period, 510 million years old ago. 

February 08th, 2013

This specimen, UC 9705, was collected by F. W. Stokes in February, 1902. It is the lobster Hoploparia stokesi and it has the distinction of being the first fossil collected from Antarctica and scientifically described.

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