Meteorite in Antarctica

Meteorite in Antarctica
Zoom in on the image Zoom    Download this file Download

Meteorites resemble ordinary Earth rocks and are often hard to recognize. But they stand out on the ice-covered landscape of Antarctica. Slow moving glacial ice concentrates the meteorites where hills obstruct the ice flow, and where wind and evaporation remove the ice and snow covering them.

ID #:



Courtesy of Ursula B. Marvin, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


Smithsonian Institution

Terms of Use:

Smithsonian Terms of Use
For print or commercial use please see permissions information.