Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Antarctic Search for Meteorites

Antarctic Search for Meteorites

Rock Hunting

December 13, 2011
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A team of scientists should be settling in on the glaciers of Antarctica this week for a little rock hunting. They’re looking for some of the most precious stones on the planet: stones that came from off the planet — chunks of asteroids, and maybe the Moon and even Mars.
The scientists are taking part in the Antarctic Search for Meteorites, a project that began in 1976. So far, it’s collected more than 17,000 specimens.

MORE: http://stardate.org/radio/program/rock-hunting


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