Big meteorite discovered in Antarctica

Meteorite hunters at the bottom of the world bagged a rare find this southern summer: a 40-pound (18 kilogram) chunk of extraterrestrial rock.

Big Meteorite Discovered in Antarctica

The fifth largest meteorite ever found in East Antarctica was discovered Jan. 28 by an international team of meteorite hunters.

Antarctic meteorite

Antarctic meteorite

Antarctic meteorite

Big Meteorite Discovered in Antarctica

More than 38,000 meteorites have been found in Antarctica, but only 30 bigger than 40 pounds (18 kg). The big meteorite found in Antarctica is an ordinary chondrite.

Antarctic meteorite

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