Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica

Since 1976, the U.S. Ansmet program has collected nearly 20,000 meteorites from Antarctica. The 35th expedition — a joint venture of the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Smithsonian Institution — launches this week. The collected space rocks provide insights into the formation of the sun, the Earth, the moon and the rest of the solar system. Read related article.

Since 1976, the U.S. ANSMET program has collected nearly 20,000 meteorites from Antarctica.
Sources: USGS and British Antarctic Survey. Laris Karklis and Brian Vastag - The Washington Post. Published on December 4, 2011, 7:02 p.m.
 
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