Find out what it's like to be a scientist in Antarctica on the hunt for meteorites. Follow the ANSMET 2012/13 team blog.
Our friend Dr Katie Joy, a Lunar Rocks researcher at the University of Manchester and mean snowmobile driver, is on the team. Katie is working with ASE, the Natural History Museum in London and STFC on an upgrade to the Lunar rocks and meteories loan scheme for schools; more about that in the spring.
Keep up to date with the blog here>>>>>> http://artscilabs.case.edu/ansmet
Here's Katie with the Dec 16th 2012 first meteorite find.
Read the FAQs to find out why the Antarctic is a good place to find meteorites and what is done with them.
Thanks to ANSMET for allowing us to link to this blog.
The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) Program is funded by the Polar Office of the US National Science Foundation and NASA and the Smithsonian, and the science PI is Dr. Ralph Harvey of Case Western Reserve University.