Finding Meteorites In Antarctica is Grueling but Worth It

Snow. Penguins. Ice.

These are probably some of the things that come to mind when you think of Antarctica.

Meteorites are probably not among them.

But in fact, Antarctica is the best place to find meteorites. Its dry, cold climate perfectly preserves the asteroid fragments that make it through the atmosphere and crash on Earth. The ice sheets that encapsulate the rocks create a sort of “meteorite conveyor belt,” concentrating them in areas where they are easier to collect, CosmoElements reports. And the high-speed Katabatic winds that blow across the surface of the ice Lees verder

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