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A.4.6. Allan Hills 76009. Antarctic meteorite hero

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Allan Hills 76009

Allan Hills 76009

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    • Antarctic meteorite

      Since 1976, the Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program, or ANSMET, has found more than 10,000 meteorites. This sample, Allan Hills 76009, was one of the first Antarctic meteorites collected by ANSMET. Discoveries made by the ANSMET program have revolutionized the science of meteorites. For instance, meteorites found in Antarctica helped prove that these objects could come from Mars and the Moon.

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  • Collection Information

    • ALLAN HILLS 76009

      Found 1976

      Allan Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica

      L6

      AMNH 4535

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Meteorites--Antarctica, Meteorites--History

      Audience: General

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