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Moore helps establish ASU as research center


October 19, 2011

For 50 years the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University has served as the intellectual hub for research on meteorites and other planetary materials.

Founding director Carleton Moore established the center as a place where scientists could conduct critical inquiries into the origin and evolution of the solar system and planets.

Home to the world’s largest university-based meteorite collection, the center has educated generations of students, researchers, scholars and the public on meteorites.