Happy New Year! The ANSMET team is so happy to be in Davis Ward for the start of 2020. Here in Antarctica, we were among the first in the world to experience the new year and we witnessed a midnight Sun (pictured above)! We have had a productive few days, finding and collecting (part of the collection process pictured below) about 40 new space rocks. At the end of the season, these meteorites, along with the others we collect, will be transported to Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. At JSC, the meteorite processing team will begin processing all the meteorites we find so that they can be made available to the global scientific community. The JSC team sent all of us holiday gifts, along with the meteorite collection materials; thank you so much! We want to send some appreciation back to you at JSC and thank you for all you do for the meteorite community.
-Emilie and Cindy from snowy Davis Ward, Antarctica