16.7 Pound New Meteorite With Four Others Found in Deserted Place in Antarctica

10 days ago Nature World News

Antarctica is a difficult place to work for obvious reasons: it's freezing cold, remote, and wild. Aside from the dry conditions, the landscape is ideal for meteorite hunting because the black space rocks stand out against the snowy fields. A 17-pound meteorite discovered in AntarcticaAn international team of researchers who recently returned from Antarctica can attest to the continent's friendliness to meteorite hunters: they brought back five new meteorites, including one weighing 16.7 pounds (7.6 kg). Meteorites from the Moon were discovered in Antarctica, and the majority of lunar and Martian meteorites have been collected there. Related article: Meteorite Discovered, Remnant of Ancient Asteroid Collisions
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