Inside the Smithsonian's meteorite lab

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  1. noah django says:

    neat.  my immediate question after reading your post was “haven’t meteorites by definition already landed on Earth and are therefore totally contaminated before they can be collected by the Smithsonian?”  they never explicitly answer this in the video, but i infer that since these are Antarctic meteorites, the Earthbound contaminants these rocks encounter are nil, yes?

  2. timquinn says:

    No, they are looking at tiny gas pockets caught inside the once molten stone. Still pristine, even after the crazy delivery system has done its damnedest.

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