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Home to more than 200 scientists who work across the broad disciplines of anthropology, astrophysics, biology, Earth and planetary sciences, and paleontology, as well as to one of the world's most extraordinary collections of specimens and artifacts, the Museum is a leading research institution with world-class facilities and researchers who carry out 100 field expeditions around the world each year. Through the Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only U.S. museum to award the Ph.D. degree. 

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Chondrules Picturing Science

Sweeping Up A Planet

New research suggests that asteroids and planetary embroyos may grow when gas drag allows them to sweep up chondrules—tiny, glassy, spheres found in primitive meteorites. 

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