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.

  • Bierhaus, E. B., Trang, D., Daly, R. T., Bennett, C. A., Barnouin, O. S., Walsh, K. J., Ballouz, R. -L, Bottke, W. F., Burke, K. N., Perry, M. E., Jawin, Erica R., McCoy, T. J., Connolly, H. C., Daly, M. G., Dworkin, J. P., DellaGiustina, D. N., Gay, P. L., Brodbeck, J. I., Nolau, J., Padilla, J., Stewart, S., Schwartz, S., Michel, P., Pajola, M., and Lauretta, D. S. 2022. "Crater population on asteroid (101955) Bennu indicates impact armouring and a young surface." Nature Geoscience,
  • Jawin, Erica R., McCoy, Timothy J., Walsh, K. J., Connolly, H. C., Ballouz, R. -L, Ryan, A. J., Kaplan, H. H., Pajola, M., Hamilton, V. E., Barnouin, O. S., Emery, J. P., Rozitis, B., DellaGiustina, D. N., Daly, M. G., Bennett, C. A., Golish, D. R., Perry, M. E., Daly, R. T., Bierhaus, E. B., Nolan, M. C., Enos, H. L., and Lauretta, D. S. 2022. "Global geologic map of asteroid (101955) Bennu indicates heterogeneous resurfacing in the past 500,000 years." Icarus, 381 114992.
  • 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. E. 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. E. Planets, 125, (3) e2019JE006296–e2019JE006296.

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