Antarctica

Antarctica

Fig. 12.19 . The midnight Sun illuminates the wind-swept ice at the bottom of the world. Numerous meteorites have been found embedded in the ice in this region near Allan Hills, Antarctica. These meteorites are probably fragments of asteroids that once had orbits between those of Mars and Jupiter, but a few of them may have come from the Moon or even Mars. (Courtesy of Ursula Marvin/CfA.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University