Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Video: Searching for Meteorites in Antarctica

We follow the Antarctic exploration season pretty closely here at The Adventure Blog, watching as adventurers ski to the South Pole or climb Mt. Vinson in particular. But, there are a lot of other things happening on the frozen continent each year, including some important research projects. Case in point, int his video from the Los Alamos National Lab, we learn about an expedition to the Antarctic that is going in search of meteorites. The frozen landscape of region makes it much easier to locate these chunks of rock from space, allowing scientists to study materials from other parts of our solar system.

This clip is the first in a new series of vides from the Lab which will present a science lesson in just 60 seconds. It should be interesting to see what else they have for us in future episodes.

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