ANTARCTIC METEORITE COLLECTION
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Your journey into the Astromaterials 3D virtual library of NASA’s Antarctic Meteorite Collection begins here!
The remarkable astromaterial samples presented here are fragments of parts of our solar system. They are pieces of asteroids, early planets bodies, our neighboring planet Mars and the Moon that fell to Earth as meteorites. Every year since 1976, as part of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET), many meteorites are found and collected from the ice fields surrounding the Transantarctic Mountains
in Antarctica, Earth’s southernmost continent. Rocks record the geologic and cosmochemical evidence of the materials and processes that created them. Geologists will often say that "the story is in the rock." Rocks, then, hold the wonder of the formation of our cosmos within them. We invite you to explore these rocks and stories for yourself…