Samples From Beyond Our World: Researcher Travels to Antarctica for Meteorite Expedition
Dr. Minako Righter, a researcher and lab supervisor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston, is set to depart for Antarctica. She will be a member of the annual field excursion for the Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, which is run by Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Minako Righter, a researcher and lab supervisor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, recently returned from the 2016-2017 field season of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites, or ANSMET for short.
While in Antarctica, Righter worked with a team of six, searching for meteorites that will give us clues about the solar system. During their expedition, the team recovered a total of 219 meteorites.