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May 03rd, 2012

Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Philipp Heck and co-authors from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry in Germany had their paper on the first isotopic analysis of sulfur-rich comet dust published in the April issue of the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science. The dust was captured during a flyby of Comet Wild 2 by NASA’s Stardust Mission and returned to Earth.

April 26th, 2012

Here are the pictures from Member's Night this year. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

April 23rd, 2012

With the recent loans of specimens from museums in Alaska and Canada, the "LinEpig" ID gallery now has more 200 North American species of Dwarf Spiders posted online.

March 27th, 2012

William Faulkner was certainly a great author, but he didn't know much about vultures.

March 18th, 2012

Our specimens come to us in many different ways, one is off of roads.

March 08th, 2012

 

Collections and Research Committee Member Terry Boudreaux and fellow meteorite collector Greg Hupé donated a beautifully polished 4.9-gram-slice of a rare, ungrouped achondritic meteorite (NWA 6704) to The Field Museum. The petrology, the elemental and oxygen isotopic composition share characteristics of different meteorite groups and does not allow to group it with any known group.

 

February 06th, 2012

At a memorial service at the museum, friends remember a special person

February 06th, 2012

Specimen research can take you in surprising directions

January 12th, 2012

People always ask about big discoveries, here is one made by a Field Museum ornithologist that most people do not even know about.

January 05th, 2012

The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies is proud to announce the newest addition to the meteorite collection.  The newly named meteorite Thika, recently classified as a L6 ordinary chondrite, was donated to the Center by Collections and Research Committee member Terry Boudreaux in mid-September. 

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