FOX NEWS: 'Lost' iron meteorites may lurk beneath Antarctic ice. Scientists are on a quest to find them.

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 13/12/2019

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Scientists are scouring the remote Antarctic ice cap for rare meteorites chock-full of iron and holding secrets to the history of our solar system going back some 4.5 billion years.

During a six-week British expedition, the team hopes to find up to five iron meteorites in the five square mile (15 square kilometers) survey area — enough for scientists to examine for key chemical and physical clues to conditions in the early solar system.

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Title'Lost' iron meteorites may lurk beneath Antarctic ice. Scientists are on a quest to find them.
Media name/outletFox News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date13/12/19
DescriptionScientists are scouring the remote Antarctic ice cap for rare meteorites chock-full of iron and holding secrets to the history of our solar system going back some 4.5 billion years.

During a six-week British expedition, the team hopes to find up to five iron meteorites in the five square mile (15 square kilometers) survey area — enough for scientists to examine for key chemical and physical clues to conditions in the early solar system.
URLhttps://www.foxnews.com/science/lost-iron-meteorites-may-lurk-beneath-antarctic-ice-scientists-on-quest-to-find-them
PersonsKatherine Joy, Geoffrey Evatt