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May 19th, 2011

Researchers visit the Geology Department and use Bird Division skeletons to unravel the mysteries of exciting new fossils

May 17th, 2011

There is always research going on in the Bird Divsion

May 12th, 2011

DNA Discovery Center is recognized for its excellent outreach.

May 12th, 2011

A walk with the dog turned into an encounter with a migrating bird!

May 12th, 2011

 

About 470 million years ago – in a time period called Ordovician – the parent asteroid of one of the L chondrites, one of the most common meteorite types, was disrupted in a collision with another body. This event led to a subsequent bombardment of Earth with collisional debris for at least 10 million years. This finding is reported in a recent study in Earth and Planetary Science Letters by Field Museum scientists Dr. Birger Schmitz (Research Associate), Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Dr. Philipp Heck, and an international team of coauthors.

May 03rd, 2011

Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica, hold water droplets at Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland, IL.

May 02nd, 2011

What it means to be a scientist working at The Field Museum

April 26th, 2011

An new public museum exhibit "The Romance of Ants" at the Field Museum features Assistant Curator, Corrie Moreau

April 26th, 2011

Peregrine Falcon programs now on Field Museum's web site

March 16th, 2011

 




Right after the Mifflin Meteorite fell in SW Wisconsin in April 2010 the Robert A. Pritzker Assistant Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies Dr. Philipp R. Heck coordinated an international study to determine the time it spent in space and to calculate its size in space before it got ablated and broke apart in our atmosphere. Now, first results obtained from this study are published as extended abstracts, and were presented in more detail in March at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas: The new results show that Mifflin was travelling through space as a small 3 feet object for about 20 Million years before it landed in Wisconsin.   

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