Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Meteorite Found by China's 26th Antarctic Expedition Team

On Wednesday, December 30, 2009, China's 26th Antarctic Expedition Team found their first meteorite in Antarctica. It is believed to be made of Chondrite. The meteorite was found near the southern foot of the Glove Mountain peak. I knew about meteorites being easier to find in Antarctica, but I found this article about them finding it interesting because I learned about how they are mostly found around mountains and why that is so. The Glove Mountain area is actually one of the best places discovered so far for meteorite finds.

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