Congrats to Sachiko on her NASA grant to study presolar graphite grains in CM chondrites!
This is an incredible meteorite. Just look at it!
Farewell potluck for Lionel today. He will be greatly missed!
We’re using this autohotkey script to change secondary ion beam settings for different B fields on our NanoSIMS. Though it appears to be a bit of a hack, it gives us tremendous power to use the instrument exactly how we want. We will use this power responsibly!
An incredibly exciting meteorite fall (carbonaceous chondrite, likely CM) in England, near the village of Winchcombe in the Cotswolds. This particular part of the world holds special significance for me and my family as I’ve walked the Cotswold Way with my mother, father, and brother, through Winchcombe, twice: in 2019 and 2011. It’s hard for me to fathom that this fall happened in the Cotswolds — amazing!
The McDonnell Center for Space Sciences recently hosted these fantastic panel discussion on current problems in astrochemistry, cosmochemsitry, and the formation of planetary systems. The recording is available on youtube here.