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Big Meteorite Found in Antarctica (Photo Gallery)

Team Examines Meteorite on Nansen Ice Field

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Belgo-Japanese SAMBA meteorite team members examining an 18kg meteorite found during a field trip on the Nansen Ice Field, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, during the BELARE 2012-2013 expedition. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

18-Kilogram Meteorite Found in Antarctica

© International Polar Foundation/Vinciane Debaille

An 18kg meteorite found by the Belgo-Japanese SAMBA meteorite team during a field trip on the Nansen Ice Field, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, during the BELARE 2012-2013 expedition. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

Belgo-Japanese SAMBA Team Searches for Meteorites

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The combined Belgo-Japanese SAMBA team! Left to Right: Takashi Mikouchi, Akira Yamaguchi, Christophe Berclaz, Yukihisa Akada, Naoya Imae, Vinciane Debaille, Nadia Van Roosbroek, Wendy Debouge, Geneviève Hublet, and Harry Zekollari (front). Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

SAMBA Team on Skidoos in V-Shaped Formation

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Members of the Belgo-Japanese SAMBA team, mounted on skidoos, fan out in v-shaped formation across the Nansen Ice Field, in order to search for meteorites during a field trip on the plateau, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

Skidoos in V-Shaped Formation in Antarctica

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Members of the Belgo-Japanese SAMBA team, mounted on skidoos, fan out in v-shaped formation across the Nansen Ice Field, in order to search for meteorites during a field trip on the plateau, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

SAMBA Team Photographing a Meteorite

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Belgo-Japanese SAMBA meteorite team members photographing a meteorite found during a field trip on the Nansen Ice Field, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, during the BELARE 2012-2013 expedition. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

Examining the Meteorite on Nansen Ice Field

© International Polar Foundation/Vinciane Debaille

Belgo-Japanese SAMBA meteorite team members examining an 18kg meteorite found during a field trip on the Nansen Ice Field, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, during the BELARE 2012-2013 expedition. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

Belgo-Japanese SAMBA Team on Skidoos Panoramic Shot

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Members of the Belgo-Japanese SAMBA team, mounted on skidoos, fan out in v-shaped formation across the Nansen Ice Field, in order to search for meteorites during a field trip on the plateau, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

SAMBA Meteorite Team Celebrates Find

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Members of the Belgo-Japanese SAMBA meteorite team members with an 18kg meteorite found during a field trip on the Nansen Ice Field, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, during the BELARE 2012-2013 expedition. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

Wrap It in Plastic

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Belgo-Japanese SAMBA meteorite team member sealing an 18kg meteorite meteorite in plastic to prevent contamination, during a field trip on the Nansen Ice Field, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, during the BELARE 2012-2013 expedition. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

SAMBA Team Skidoos Parked at the Basecamp

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Belgo-Japanese SAMBA meteorite team skidoos parked at the basecamp on the plateau, during a field trip on the Nansen Ice Field, 140km south of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, during the BELARE 2012-2013 expedition. Image released Feb. 28, 2013.

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