Microtektites from Larkman Nunatak, Antarctica

My paper on microtektites from Larkman Nunatak, Antarctica, got top billing on Imperial College London website!  Microtektites are glassy microscopic impact spherules resulting from the melting of Earth’s crust during an hyper-velocity impact by an asteroid. Quite a violent phenomenon. I remember finding these microtektites in a glacial moraine recovered close to the Larkman Nunatak … Read more

A new collection of micrometeorites from Antarctica

Earlier this year, I was lucky to participate to the 2017-2018 BELAM (Belgian Antarctic Meteorites) expedition in the Sor Rondane Mountains, Antarctica. Over the course of two weeks, me and colleague Steven Goderis from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel sampled over 20 different locations to look for micrometeorites. Results exceeded our expectations, as most rock detritus … Read more

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