HU professor wins Most Downloaded Paper Award, will present paper Thursday

Dr. Michael Meyer

HU Earth Systems Science Professor Dr. Michael Meyer has received the “Most Downloaded Paper” award from the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

Meyer’s paper, titled “Unearthing enigmatic impact ejecta from the Plio-Pleistocene shell beds of southwest Florida,” details his monumental discovery of a previously unknown meteorite that crashed near Florida some 2-3 million years ago.

Meyer’s article was featured on the cover of

Last year, Meyer’s discovery rocked the astronomy world. Astronomy.com,  International Business Times, and numerous other news outlets profiled the find. Learn more about Meyer’s discovery here and by tuning into Harrisburg Area Geological Society’s first ever Zoom meeting on the topic from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Meyer will discuss his meteoric discovery as he presents his paper during the meeting. Join the meeting anytime after 6 p.m. Thursday at this link. Those who do are encouraged to join by 6:15 p.m.

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