Meteorite on- Antarctic ice

Meteorite on- Antarctic ice

Meteorite on blue ice found by the ANSMET 2012-2013 recon team (Image: Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program / Katherine Joy)

The best meteorites are found in Antarctica. Meteorites fall everywhere on Earth with equal probability, but in Antarctica, they can be found easily (black rock on the white ice) and largely undisturbed by the natural processes. The Antarctic Meteorite Program is a cooperative agreement between three agencies: the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Smithsonian Institution – providing for the collection, curation, distribution, and long-term storage of meteorites recovered during annual U.S. expeditions to Antarctica.

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