Some photos of Antarctic meteorites

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Broken fragments of meteorites are common.  The meteorites break apart in the atmosphere during entry, when they hit the ice, or while they are being transported in the ice.  (See Why Antarctica.) 

Click on the image for enlargement (33 kb), or click here for an enlargement of the meteorite only (42 kb).

Photo by Randy Korotev

Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you’ve found until you read this and this.

Last revised24-Aug-2010