Polar Times
Polar Times
Aug 26, 2021
Bit of the Moon
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Hello and welcome back to Polar Times! We have a very exciting episode for you today. Our guest this episode is James Karner of the University of Utah who chats to Jack all about the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET). Aside from answering some vital questions (how on Earth do you find a meteorite in Antarctica?!), James gives us all the facts about how to spot a meteorite, where they may come from and where they go having been plucked from the Antarctic ice by the ANSMET team. We also hear about some of his many field experiences, the lows of sheltering in a tent on the brink of blowing away, and the highs of discovering objects from out of this world!

You can find out more about ANSMET and how to potentially join the team here: https://caslabs.case.edu/ansmet/

And, as usual, if you would like to get in contact with Polar Times to recommend a guest, volunteer to be a guest, give us some feedback or just ask a question then you can email us (thesearepolartimes@gmail.com) or tweet APECS @Polar_Research any time- we would love to hear from you!

Episode edited by Swati Nagar & Ryan O’Hara

Cover art by Matthew Nelson

Music: "Scuba" by Metre, Nul Tiel Records, UK (unaltered) CC BY-NC-SA

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