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NASA Renews Search for Antarctic Meteorites

Updated on November 16, 2016 - 10:48 AM CST
Posted on November 16, 2016 - 10:47 AM CST

Tags: General Public | Planetary Science


Members of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program collect a carbonaceous chondrite meteorite
from a glacial moraine at the base of Mt. Ward, Antarctica. Credits: Christine Floss

Three federal entities, including NASA, are reaffirming their commitment to search for Antarctic meteorites, to help learn more about the primitive building blocks of the solar system and answer questions about Earth’s neighbors like the moon and Mars.

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