Scientists have discovered the biggest meteor ever to hit Antarctica. Most meteors burn up leaving very little, however a Belgium research team have revealed the 40 pound meteor is the biggest they have ever found there in 25 years and will give them a great insight into how the solar system was formed.
It was found in the Nansen Ice Field as part of a total haul of 425 rocks weighing 75 kilogrammes.
Its discovery has left the Princess Elizabeth Antarctic research base very excited. Vinciane Debaille, a Belgium scientist that led the team, said that such a find is rare and is invaluable to them and their research.
In the wake of the Russian meteor crash, we are one step closer to the stars.