Location: Allan Hills, Antarctica
Co-ordinates: 76° 43'S, 159° 40'E
Find or Fall: Find
Recovered weight: 483 g
Group: Martian Lherzolitic shergottite
'Space Eyeful: A Virtual Space Microscope'
This collection presents digitised microscope images of rare and usually inaccessible extraterrestrial meteorite samples. The project was funded by the EUROPLANET consortium and is a collaboration between The Open University; The Natural History Museum, London; The Natural History Museum, Vienna; and NASA’s Meteorite Working Group (MWG).
Meteorites fall on the Earth every year, bringing with them information on the make-up of the solar system including the Moon, Mars and asteroids.
Image credit: The Alamat meteorite in situ, courtesy of Dr Svend Buhl, Meteorite Recon