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Antarctic Search for Meteorites

An astronaut, several geologists, and others are getting ready to troll for solar system rock samples. But they won't leave Earth to do it. Instead, they'll scan the ice fields of Antarctica for meteorites.
Explorers collected the first meteorite from Antarctica almost a century ago. But the field really took off in the early '70s, when scientists from Japan picked up several meteorites in a small area. Japan and the United States began sending regular expeditions a few years later. The American project, known as the Antarctic Search for Meteorites, has already collected thousands of samples.

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