BBC NEWS ONLINE: UK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 27/2/2019

Description

The first British-led expedition to gather meteorites in the Antarctic has returned with a haul of 36 space rocks.

Manchester University's Dr Katherine Joy was dropped in the deep field with British Antarctic Survey guide Julie Baum for four weeks.

The pair spent their days near the Shackleton mountains running across the ice sheet in skidoos looking for out-of-place objects.

The meteorites ranged from tiny flecks to some that were as big as a melon.

Media coverage

TitleUK Antarctic meteorite hunt bags large haul
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date27/02/19
DescriptionThe first British-led expedition to gather meteorites in the Antarctic has returned with a haul of 36 space rocks.

Manchester University's Dr Katherine Joy was dropped in the deep field with British Antarctic Survey guide Julie Baum for four weeks.

The pair spent their days near the Shackleton mountains running across the ice sheet in skidoos looking for out-of-place objects.

The meteorites ranged from tiny flecks to some that were as big as a melon.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47390360
PersonsKatherine Joy, Geoffrey Evatt