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METEORITE FALLS

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EVENT UPDATES

EVENT UPDATES

Meteorite material found?

Posted 1/13/2020

Small material was recovered with a magnet, but it is not yet clear whether it is meteoritic or just a human-made contaminant.

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Meteorite material found?

Posted 1/13/2020

Small material was recovered with a magnet, but it is not yet clear whether it is meteoritic or just a human-made contaminant.

The Next Steps in the Quinault Search

Posted 6/13/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The seaborne portion of our expedition has ended, but the land-based search begins.

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The Next Steps in the Quinault Search

Posted 6/13/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The seaborne portion of our expedition has ended, but the land-based search begins.

Update on the Quinault Search

Posted 6/11/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The "Searching Space Rocks" team returns to the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Washington State.

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Update on the Quinault Search

Posted 6/11/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The "Searching Space Rocks" team returns to the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Washington State.

Possible Discoveries in the Quinault Search

Posted 6/7/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

With just a few hours left and much ground left to cover, the scientists and ROV pilots devise a new strategy.

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Possible Discoveries in the Quinault Search

Posted 6/7/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

With just a few hours left and much ground left to cover, the scientists and ROV pilots devise a new strategy.

The Quinault Search Continues

Posted 6/6/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The soft surface of well-sorted, very fine silt and mud provides a wonderful place for meteorites to bury themselves within.

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The Quinault Search Continues

Posted 6/6/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The soft surface of well-sorted, very fine silt and mud provides a wonderful place for meteorites to bury themselves within.

The Hunt for the Quinault Meteorite Begins

Posted 6/5/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The "Seeking Space Rocks" team has arrived at the first dive site in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

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The Hunt for the Quinault Meteorite Begins

Posted 6/5/2019  |  Updated 12/16/2019

The "Seeking Space Rocks" team has arrived at the first dive site in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

Links to News Media of the Pacific Coast Search

Posted 9/12/2018  |  Updated 10/2/2018

Explore the media coverage of the meteorite search lead by Dr. Marc Fries off of the Pacific Coast of Washington.

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Links to News Media of the Pacific Coast Search

Posted 9/12/2018  |  Updated 10/2/2018

Explore the media coverage of the meteorite search lead by Dr. Marc Fries off of the Pacific Coast of Washington.

Analysis Update 1 of Samples from Pacific Coast

Posted 8/17/2018

An update on analyses of the sediment samples collected from the Washington coast meteorite fall by the E/V Nautilus.

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Analysis Update 1 of Samples from Pacific Coast

Posted 8/17/2018

An update on analyses of the sediment samples collected from the Washington coast meteorite fall by the E/V Nautilus.

EVENTS TO DATE

Learn more about other fall events and possible landing sites that have been identified across the United States.

METEORITES 101

This step-by-step guide will show you how to locate possible meteorite fall sites using radar software and weather data along with info provided by reporting agencies and monitoring systems.
These instructions will show you how to best preserve the meteorites you discover and how to make contact with the organizations that are willing to accept and analyze your find.
Don't know exactly what a meteorite is, what they are made of or where they come from? If that's the case, we have provided a mini-"crash" course in what you need to know about them.
It turns out that meteorites have provided us a lot of scientific insight, not only into the origins of our solar system and planet Earth, but what the future might hold for mankind.
There's a lot going on in the study of meteorites, both here at NASA and in other places. Here are a few links to the people and institutions who are leading the research in this field.
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