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Finding Meteorites in Antarctica

October 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

- Free

Meteorites fall on the Earth at a rate of 30000 Kg per year. Antarctic meteorite searches are one of the most important sources of extraterrestrial material and information for planetary research. Antarctica is an ideal hunting-ground for these precious samples of other worlds so each year the National Science Foundation funds a handful of scientists to search the icy wastelands to recover as many meteorites as possible. In this talk Dr. Kress will discuss the science of meteorites and what it was like to camp out for two months in the most inhospitable place on Earth.Speaker: Monika Kress San Jose State University

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Date:
October 6, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free