Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist on the hunt for space rocks in Antarctica

January 2016

Los Alamos Scientist Nina Lanza is working with seven other scientists to find meteorites that have landed on the ice of Antarctica. These “space rocks” are in perfect condition because there is no water or soil to disrupt them. The team uses snowmobiles to go out and find the meteorites that have been untouched for thousands of years. Studying these samples leads to more knowledge about planetary science. Learn more about their Antarctica meteorite hunt here

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