In which we set out and find fossil meteorites in time and space. Wait... meteorites can be fossilized?! Mind blown. Read more about Philipp Heck's meteoritical research and the arrival of fossil meteorites at The Field Museum! Thanks to Mario Tassinari for the loan of the fossil meteorites, and Birger Schmitz for pioneering this field. Thanks to Philipp Heck, The Field Museum and NASA/JPL for archive images and video. Read more about Fossil Meteorites
Blogs & Videos: Geology
They are the “Mona Lisas” of meteorites – out of over 50,000 known meteorites, only 101 of them are fossilized, and four of them will be on display at The Field Museum. Read more about Fossil Meteorites Arrive at The Field Museum
Join us for Part II in our quest to uncover the tropical world of ancient Fossil Lake! Palm trees in Wyoming! Sex in the fossil record! Check out "Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time," by Lance Grande http://bit.ly/1p79CXv Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World, by Lance Grande: http://bit.ly/1dr59GM Read more about Fossil Fish, Pt. II: A History
Collections-based research involves a wide variety of people interested in vastly different scales of space and time--from population genetics in mice to global climate change to galaxies across the universe Read more about Video: Fields of Thought
Wherein I meet our collective origins. Huge thanks to Dr. Philipp Heck for helping to create this episode. His research is totally out of this world. Read more about Starstuff and Nanodiamonds
CSI Meteorites: I guess you could say this show is.... astronomical.
Special thanks to Jim Holstein for helping out with this episode! and letting me hold a PIECE OF MARS
Read more about Meteorites From Spaaaaaace!
It looks like something out of a Superman movie – a green rock from another planet, resembling the fictional “kryptonite”. This particular rock is not fictional, however, and comes from a small planet in our solar system that has never been sampled before by scientists. Read more about Mysterious Green Meteorite Lands at The Field Museum
The meteorite, named Northwest Africa 7325, was found in Southern Morocco in early 2012 and likely comes from an asteroid in the space between Mars and Jupiter. The rock has puzzled scientists, leading one to speculate that it comes from the planet Mercury; however most researchers find this claim weak due to lack of evidence. This rock is an ungrouped achondrite and comes from a planetary body that has not been sampled before. Its study will enhance our picture of the diversity of planets in our solar system, and help better understand the formation of the planets, including Earth. Read more about Terry Boudreaux donates unique meteorite to the Field Museum
Wherein we open the vaults and unveil some of the shinier secrets from the Museum's geology collection! To see more beautiful gems and jades, come visit the Grainger Hall of Gems at The Field Museum, or read: Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World, by Lance Grande: http://bit.ly/1dr59GM Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time, by Lance Grande: http://bit.ly/172OkB2 Read more about The Gem Room
Philipp Heck, James Holstein, and graduate student Levke Koeoep attended the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in Edmonton, Alberta earlier this month. Read more about Field Museum meteorite research presented at the MetSoc Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta