Do More Meteorites Fall on Antarctica?

Researchers recover more meteorites from Antarctica, but that doesn't mean more land there.

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Q: I’ve heard that more meteorites fall on Antarctica than any other continent. Is that true? And if so, why? A: Researchers recover more meteorites from Antarctica than anywhere else, but it’s not because more fall there. Meteorites land everywhere with almost equal probability — it’s the Antarctic conditions that make the difference. Many meteorites contain high levels of metallic iron, so if one falls in a humid jungle climate, the combination of moisture and oxygen w...
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