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Collecting Meteorites in Antarctica

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#1 abbsconey

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:53 PM

An interesting video narrated by a member of an ANSMET team who spent 7 weeks down under & combined with her other members found over 1,300 meteorites! :shocked:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=pHcCLWZuJbc

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:10 PM

Todd, thanks for the link!

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 05:58 AM

You're welcome Carol.
Considering it's length, i thought it was cool the whole way through. It was on my level :smirk:
It had to be bittersweet to find that big Martian specimen knowing it may hold new info, yet can't be used for civilian collections. Still that had to be a rush everytime you seen one laying there, itching to be picked up.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 08:31 AM

I just can't even begin to imagine what that would have been like!

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:54 AM

Very cool (so to speak...). I can't imagine living for seven weeks with those boots she described (my feet get cold even when I'm observing at temps in teh 40's.

Can you imagine finding and bringing back 1300 meteorites? That's just amazing. Thanks for sharing that link.

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:38 PM

I'm sure if i was there for 7 wks, my mind would start wandering & i'd be envisioning a scenario from The Thing. The Kurt Russell version of course.


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