Dr. Emilie Dunham; UCLA

Meteorites on Ice: Collecting and Studying Antarctic Meteorites

Time: 2:30PM

Although meteorites are found all over the world, Antarctica is a prime searching location. Over the past 40 years, nearly 25,000 meteorites have been collected across this cold desert. I was a member of the 2019-2020 ANtarctic Search for METeorites (ANSMET) team and helped to collect 346 meteorites. I learned about the history of meteorite hunting in Antarctica, how to find meteorites, and how to survive a month living in a tent hundreds of miles from the nearest people. ANSMET has contributed significantly to meteorite collections. Amazing discoveries have been made about the formation and evolution of the Solar System formation through the study of Antarctic meteorites. Join me on a virtual journey to Antarctica! Image Credit: Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program, Case Western Reserve University