Researchers first to identify nature of historic meteorite.

Researchers at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and NASA Ames Research Center, both located in Mountain View, Calif., initiated the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Consortium. Beauford and Sears, now a meteoriticist with NASA Ames, co edit Meteorite magazine, an international journal of meteorite science. Sears is Beauford’s doctoral adviser.”