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Using Triangulation to Locate Meteorites from Witnessed Falls

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Meteorites are relatively easy to find in Antarctica. ANSMET (Antarctic Search for Meteorites) sends a team every year to collect meteorites from locations where the glaciers naturally concentrate them. It is not as easy to find them in the rest of the world. Researchers must interview numerous witnesses to a meteorite fall to triangulate a position where it fell.

This is something that can be coordinated with a real event. Students can get data from the local museum or newspaper to where witnesses saw this event occur.

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