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

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

22-01-2009 12:36 CST

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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.

ANSMET

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

 
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