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Good Bye Cassini. Hello Saturn Meteorites

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:03:40 PDT

Back in 2004 I wrote a column for The Meteorite Times about my journey with Saturn and Cassini. By the time you read this the Cassini spacecraft will have said goodbye to us on earth and plunged into Saturn’s icy atmosphere, all 22 feet and 12,500 pounds of her (well, actually only 4,685 pounds since […](image)

Impact Breccias Another Visit

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 22:54:49 PDT

Years ago I collected many more things. As a child, I collected stamps and coins. As an adult, I have collected tektites, antique balance scales, civil war artifacts, fossils, meteorites and more. I have reduced my collecting in the last couple decades to very slowly adding some additional meteorites only. I have stopped buying anymore […](image)

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 3 No. 1

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 20:47:54 PDT

A newsletter for unclassified meteorites found in the USA. In all of my previous Bob’s Bulletins, I prefaced each one with an explanation of what I mean by the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined “orphaned” as being meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S., but are not being recorded. Contrary to what […](image)

NWA 5000 Lunar Melt Veins

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 18:06:32 PDT

I was given thirteen NWA 5000 Lunar (feldspathic breccia) thin sections to photograph. Each section has melt rock that merits attention. In some it appears as small puddles but in most it appears as veins, some traversing the full width of the sample. Of course thin sections are just that – thin (virtually two dimensional) […](image)

Ries Glass Ballistic Blobs and their World

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:49:28 PDT

In western Bavaria there is a broad, circular, low-relief basin some 24 km in diameter that is home to a story-book perfect village dating to medieval times. Appropriately, the village of Nordlingen, with wall and moat, is also circular. At the center of town stands an ancient cathedral with a magnificent 90m steeple, all built […](image)

Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann 1928―2017

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 16:12:58 PDT

On August 28, 2017, the meteorite world, Texas Christian University, his former students and his many friends celebrated the life of Dr. Arthur Ehlmann, a kind giant of a man, a man who called Texas Christian University home for 60 years. People from all walks of life, academics, business people, former students and others came […](image)

Seymchan Meteorite

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:45:00 PDT

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day.(image)

A Partial Australite Button

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:36:21 PDT


A Lost Can of Pristine Sikhote-Alin Meteorites

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 23:44:42 PDT

  Seventy years ago the largest witnessed fall of an iron meteorite crashed through the air above the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Russia. February 12. 1947 was a year and half after the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan so there is little doubt that such an explosion in the sky from a hundred […](image)

Strange and Weird, Odds and Ends

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 22:25:15 PDT

The middle of the summer issue of Meteorite Times is always the hardest for me to find something to write. The gem show is over, and it is too hot to go hunting for meteorites in the desert. The world of meteorites is several systems that interconnect and work together for the most part. They […](image)

Tony Irving’s Martians

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 18:31:16 PDT

In conjunction with the Meteoritical Society’s annual meeting which, this year, will be held in Santa Fe New Mexico, Dr. Tony Irving of the University of Washington will lead a post-meeting workshop {} Saturday, July 29, 2017. The topic is Martian Meteorites Under the Microscope. Here are shots of some of the thin sections he […](image)

Zhamanshin Impactite glass foam!

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:39:38 PDT

Zhamanshin crater is a 13.5 km diameter circular meteorite impact structure located about 40 km southwest of the village of Irghiz, Kazakhstan. Approximately one million years in age, the locality is best known for its Irghizites, beautiful little droplets and ropy ribbons of vitreous jet-black glass. Showing clear evidence of aerodynamic flight-shaping, Irghizites have long […](image)


Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:50:03 PDT

After much thought I have decided to publish a new quarterly magazine about hunting, collecting, and the science of rocks from outer space. I will not be accepting yearly subscription payments, only payments as each individual issue is published and ready to mail out to the subscribers. If you have any questions please send me […](image)

NWA 032 Lunar (basalt) Meteorite

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:16:16 PDT

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day.(image)


Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:47:59 PDT

Tektites – one of the most enigmatic things on Earth… by Roman Davidov from the April 2005 Issue. Tektites – one of the most enigmatic things on Earth. From a few titles, having came to us through the deep antiquity: The black stones of The God Of Thunder, fire arrows, moon or solar stones, follows […](image)