Meteorite in Antarctica

Meteorite in Antarctica
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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.

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WEB13803-2014

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Courtesy of Ursula B. Marvin, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

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