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Add to Calendar 4/16/2019 3:45 pm 4/16/2019 America/Chicago Astronomy Special Seminar - "Searching for meteorites just below the surface of the Antarctic Ice - living and working at 225K" DESCRIPTION:

Asteroids and their fragments (in the form of meteorites) can help us understand conditions of our early solar system.  But in most places where they land, meteorites become contaminated by Earth, hampering analysis of the parent body from which the meteorite came.  There is an exception: when meteorites land in the mostly pure water ice of the Antarctic.  We have used special meteorite detectors to look for meteorites resting just below the surface of the ice.  Unfortunately for us humans, this means working and operating in extreme environments where even in summer it hovers around 225K (-48C = -54 F).  During this talk we will describe our meteorite search results, discuss how we survived, and show a number photos of our environment and of the meteorites we found.

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Astronomy Special Seminar - "Searching for meteorites just below the surface of the Antarctic Ice - living and working at 225K"

Speaker Landon Curt Noll, Cisco Systems
Date: 4/16/2019
Time: 3:45 p.m.
Location: 134 Astronomy
Event Contact: Rebecca Bare
217-265-8226
rsbare@illinois.edu
Sponsor: Astronomy Department
Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

Asteroids and their fragments (in the form of meteorites) can help us understand conditions of our early solar system.  But in most places where they land, meteorites become contaminated by Earth, hampering analysis of the parent body from which the meteorite came.  There is an exception: when meteorites land in the mostly pure water ice of the Antarctic.  We have used special meteorite detectors to look for meteorites resting just below the surface of the ice.  Unfortunately for us humans, this means working and operating in extreme environments where even in summer it hovers around 225K (-48C = -54 F).  During this talk we will describe our meteorite search results, discuss how we survived, and show a number photos of our environment and of the meteorites we found.

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