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ANSMET 2016-2017 Season Preview

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:57 pm
by David Entwistle
The ANSMET 2016-2017 Season Preview is now on line here.

For anyone unfamiliar....

The Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET) is a US-led field-based science project that recovers meteorite specimens from Antarctica. Since 1976 we have recovered more than 21,000 specimens from meteorite stranding surfaces along the Transantarctic Mountains. These specimens are a reliable, continuous source of new, non-microscopic extraterrestrial material and support thousands of scientists from around the globs as they seek essential “ground-truth” concerning the materials that make up the asteroids, planets and other bodies of our solar system. The study of ANSMET meteorites has greatly extended our knowledge of the materials and conditions in the primeval nebula from which our solar system was born, revealed the complex and exotic geologic nature of asteroids, and proved, against the conventional wisdom, that some specimens represent planetary materials, delivered to us from the Moon and Mars, free of charge.

Re: ANSMET 2016-2017 Season Preview

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:14 am
by David Entwistle
I see the ANSMET team have had a stark reminder that Antarctic expeditions are not necessarily routine, nor straight-forward.

This has been a busy, shocking afternoon, as our existing plans for this season were completely tossed out and new, leaner plans are being built on the foundations.

Re: ANSMET 2016-2017 Season Preview

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:57 am
by Barwellian
Interesting Dave...cut backs starting to bite already it seems.