Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Tim McCoy

Chair, Curator of Meteorites
Department / Division
  • B.S., Eastern Illinois University
  • M.S., University of New Mexico
  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa
Research Interests

Meteorites; igneous evolution of small bodies in the early solar system; martian volcanological history derived from meteorites.

  • Burke, Keara N., DellaGiustina, Daniella N., Bennett, Carina A., Walsh, Kevin J., Pajola, Maurizio, Bierhaus, Edward B., Nolan, Michael C., Boynton, William V., Brodbeck, Juliette I., Connolly, Harold C., Prasanna Deshapriya, Jasinghege Don, Dworkin, Jason P., Elder, Catherine M., Golish, Dathon R., Hoover, Rachael H., Jawin, Erica R., McCoy, Timothy J., Michel, Patrick, Molaro, Jamie L., Nolau, Jennifer O., Padilla, Jacob, Rizk, Bashar, Robbins, Stuart J., Sahr, Eric M., Smith, Peter H. et al. 2021. "Particle Size-Frequency Distributions of the OSIRIS-REx Candidate Sample Sites on Asteroid (101955) Bennu." Remote Sensing 13 (7):
  • Donaldson Hanna, K. L., Bowles, N. E., Warren, T. J., Hamilton, V. E., Schrader, D. L., McCoy, Timothy J., Temple, J., Clack, A., Calcutt, S., and Lauretta, D. S. 2021. "Spectral Characterization of Bennu Analogs Using PASCALE: A New Experimental Set-Up for Simulating the Near-Surface Conditions of Airless Bodies." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 126 (2):
  • McCoy, Timothy J. and Corrigan, Catherine M. 2021. "The Allende meteorite: Landmark and cautionary tale." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 56 (1):5-7.
  • Schrader, Devin L., Davidson, Jemma, McCoy, Timothy J., Zega, Thomas J., Russell, Sara S., Domanik, Kenneth J., and King, Ashley J. 2021. "The Fe/S ratio of pyrrhotite group sulfides in chondrites: An indicator of oxidation and implications for return samples from asteroids Ryugu and Bennu." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 303:66-91.
  • Barnouin, O. S., Daly, M. G., Palmer, E. E., Gaskell, R. W., Weirich, J. R., Johnson, C. L., Al Asad, M. M., Roberts, J. H., Perry, M. E., Susorney, H. C. M., Daly, R. T., Bierhaus, E. B., Seabrook, J. A., Espiritu, R. C., Nair, A. H., Nguyen, L., Neumann, G. A., Ernst, C. M., Boynton, W. V., Nolan, M. C., Adam, C. D., Moreau, M. C., Rizk, B., Drouet D'Aubigny, C. Y., Jawin, Erica R. et al. 2020. "Author Correction: Shape of (101955) Bennu indicative of a rubble pile with internal stiffness." Nature Geoscience 13:764-764.
  • Crossley, Samuel D., Ash, Richard D., Sunshine, Jessica M., Corrigan, Catherine M., McCoy, Timothy J., Mittlefehldt, David W., and Puchtel, Igor S. 2020. "Sulfide-dominated partial melting pathways in brachinites." Meteoritics & Planetary Science
  • DellaGiustina, D. N., Kaplan, H. H., Simon, A. A., Bottke, W. F., Avdellidou, C., Delbo, M., Ballouz, R. L., Golish, D. R., Walsh, K. J., Popescu, M., Campins, H., Barucci, M. A., Poggiali, G., Daly, R. T., Le Corre, L., Hamilton, V. E., Porter, N., Jawin, Erica R., McCoy, Timothy J., Connolly, H. C., Jr., Garcia, J. L. Rizos, Tatsumi, E., de Leon, J., Licandro, J., Fornasier, S. et al. 2020. "Exogenic basalt on asteroid (101955) Bennu." Nature Astronomy
  • Elkins-Tanton, L. T., Asphaug, E., Bell, J. F., III, Bercovici, H., Bills, B., Binzel, R., Bottke, W. F., Dibb, S., Lawrence, D. J., Marchi, S., McCoy, T. J., Oran, R., Park, R. S., Peplowski, P. N., Polanskey, C. A., Prettyman, T. H., Russell, C. T., Schaefer, L., Weiss, B. P., Wieczorek, M. A., Williams, D. A., and Zuber, M. T. 2020. "Observations, Meteorites, and Models: A Preflight Assessment of the Composition and Formation of (16) Psyche." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 125 (3):e2019JE006296-e2019JE006296.
  • Hilton, Connor D., Ash, Richard D., Piccoli, Philip M., Kring, David A., McCoy, Timothy J., and Walker, Richard J. 2020. "Origin and age of metal veins in Canyon Diablo graphite nodules." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 55 (4):771-780.
  • Jawin, E. R., Walsh, K. J., Barnouin, S., McCoy, T. J., Ballouz, R-L, DellaGiustine, D. N., Connolly, H. C., Jr., Marshall, J., Beddingfield, C., Nolan, M. C., Molaro, J. L., Bennett, C. A., Scheeres, D. J., Daly, M. G., Al Asad, M., Daly, R. T., Bierhaus, E. B., Susorney, H. C. M., Kaplan, H. H., Enost, H. L., and Laurette, D. S. 2020. "Global Patterns of Recent Mass Movement on Asteroid (101955) Bennu." Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 125 (9):e2020JE006475-e2020JE006475.

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