Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty

Headshot of Emily Lakdawalla

ANSMET blogs: So close to the 500-meteorite mark...

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

22-01-2009 12:36 CST


I just checked in to the daily blog of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) campaign and have posted more than a week's worth of their writings, in which Mother Nature plays games with them, alternately giving and taking away. Still, with dogged effort and some snowmobile repairs, they have managed to gather nearly 500 meteorites this season. And there's still just a little bit of time left...

My favorite item from this last group of blogs was this graph, posted by Jani, which shows a very strong anticorrelation between the wind chill factor and number of meteorites they collect. More wind = fewer meteorites!
Graph of day-by-day weather conditions and meteorites collected.


Graph of day-by-day weather conditions and meteorites collected.
High wind equals no meteorites.

See other posts from January 2009


Or read more blog entries about:


Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

Essential Advocacy

Our Advocacy Program provides each Society member a voice in the process.

Funding is critical. The more we have, the more effective we can be, translating into more missions, more science, and more exploration.


Featured Images

Ewen Whitaker
Opportunity's unsuccessful attempt to image Schiaparelli
A moon for 2007OR10
Fourteen Curiosity drill holes on Mars
More Images

Featured Video

The Planetary Post - Star Trek 50th Anniversary

Watch Now

Space in Images

Pretty pictures and
awe-inspiring science.

See More

Join The Planetary Society

Let’s explore the cosmos together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!