Mundrabilla meteorite in the Fersman Mineralogical Museum in Moscow

Meteorite Mundrabilla (slice) in the Mineralogical Museum of A. E. Fersman in Moscow (Russia). Iron meteorite,ochtaedrite. Found in 1966 in Australia.This meteorite was transferred to the museum by the German mineralogist Paul Ramdohr . Moscow,…

Dawn’s new photo of Ceres

taken 1 December 2014 from a distance of 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

EH3 matrix mineralogy with major and trace element composition compared to chondrules

S. W. Lehner, W. F. McDonough and P. Németh Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Article first published online: 18 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/maps.12391 LINK

Shock metamorphism and impact melting in small impact craters on Earth: Evidence from Kamil crater, Egypt

Agnese Fazio, Luigi Folco, Massimo D’Orazio, Maria Luce Frezzotti and Carole Cordier Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Article first published online: 18 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/maps.12385 LINK

Episodic warming of early Mars by punctuated volcanism

Itay Halevy, James W. Head III Nature Geoscience (2014) doi:10.1038/ngeo2293 published online 17 November 2014 LINK

Can We Distinguish Between Shock-Darkened and Space-Weathered Asteroids?

Kohout, Tomas; Penttila, Antti; Gritsevich, Maria; Britt, Daniel; Reddy, Vishnu; Mann, Paul; Haloda, Jakub; Halodova, Patricie; Grokhovsky, Viktor; Yakovlev, Grigoriy; Cuda, Jan; Filip, Jan; Muinonen, Karri; Zboril, Radek American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #46, #506.02…

The ATLAS OF METEORITES is finally available as hardback book

LINK Atlas of Meteorites Authors: Monica Grady, The Open University and The National History Museum, UK Giovanni Pratesi, Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Firenze Vanni Moggi Cecchi, Museo di Scienze Planetarie, Provincia di Prato…

HL Tau’s protoplanetary disk

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Meteor northeast of Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark, 4 November, 20:17 UTC

Seen from Oslo in southern direction. The bolide was also recorded for 2 seconds by Jesper Green from Silkeborg in Denmark* and the bearing reveals that the meteor coming from an eastsoutheasterly direction ended its…

A collisional origin to earth’s non-chondritic composition?

Amy Bonsor, Zoë M. Leinhardt, Philip J. Carter, Tim Elliott, Michael J. Walter, Sarah T. Stewart Icarus, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.10.019available online 23 October 2014 LINK

Chondrule destruction in nebular shocks

Emmanuel Jacquet, Christopher Thompson The Astrophysical Journal arXiv:1410.6015 (Submitted on 22 Oct 2014) LINK (abstract) PDF LINK

Linear spectropolarimetry: a new diagnostic tool for the classification and characterization of asteroids

Bagnulo S, Cellino A,Sterzik MF (2014) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society MNRAS (January 01, 2015) 446 (1): L11-L15. doi: first published online October 22, 2014 LINK