Philipp Heck, University of Chicago (1 of 2) (image) University of Chicago Share Print E-Mail Caption This is University of Chicago postdoctoral scientist Philipp Heck with a sample of the Allende meteorite. The dark portions of the meteorite contain dust grains that formed before the birth of the solar system. The Allenda meteorite is of the same type as the Murchison meteorite, the subject of Heck's Astrophysical Journal study. Credit Dan Dry Usage Restrictions News organizations may use this image in connection with reports describing the research of Philipp Heck and his associates. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.