BBC NEWS ONLINE: Antarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 29/11/2019

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A team of British scientists has arrived in the Antarctic to try to find the continent's "missing meteorites".

The group, from the University of Manchester, will spend six weeks scouring a remote region for lumps of iron that have fallen from the sky.

These pieces of metal represent the shattered remains of small planet-like objects that were destroyed in the early years of the Solar System.

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TitleAntarctica: Metal meteorite quest set to get under way
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/11/19
DescriptionA team of British scientists has arrived in the Antarctic to try to find the continent's "missing meteorites".

The group, from the University of Manchester, will spend six weeks scouring a remote region for lumps of iron that have fallen from the sky.

These pieces of metal represent the shattered remains of small planet-like objects that were destroyed in the early years of the Solar System.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50549855
PersonsGeoffrey Evatt, Katherine Joy