Antarctica Team Finds Largest Chondrite Meteorite in the Past 25 Years

An international team of scientists at Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station has found the largest meteorite in nearly 25 years.  This find has the potential to facilitate the unlocking of secrets about the original chemistry of our solar system’s. The eight members of the SAMBA (Surface Antarctic Mass Balance)  project, from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) and Tokyo University were searching for meteorites scattered across the Nansen Ice Field on January 28, when they found the 18kg chondrite. SAMBA is a research activity coordinated by GLACIOCLIM (Les Glaciers, un Observatoire du Climat)