A Vitrage of Asteroid Magnetism

Monday, November 19, 2012

A group of stony-iron meteorites record an ancient magnetic field that may reveal an origin far from the asteroidal core. Ben Weiss reports in this week's issue of Science.


Weiss, B.P. (2012) A vitrage of asteroid magnetism, Science 16 November 2012: Vol. 338 no. 6109 pp. 897-898, doi: 10.1126/science.1230532


The SQUID, the Planetary Scientist and a Lot of Little Bits of Moon Rock 

Benjamin Weiss is an Associate Professor of planetary sciences. He is interested in the formation and evolution of the terrestrial planets and small bodies, with particular focus on planetary differentiation, paleomagnetism, meteoritics, and habitability.

In this interview Ben talks about his research and how he became interested in the field of paleomagnetism.


Ben Weiss

Paleomagnetism Lab

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