Searching for Meteorites in Antarctica

Presenter Full Name
Dr. Monika Kress
San Jose State
Year & Semester
2017 Spring
Presentation Date
March 27, 2017

Meteorites fall on the earth at a rate of 30,000 kg/year. 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. Monika Kress of San Jose State will discuss the science of meteorites and their recovery from the most inhospitable place on Earth.