Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Arizona (and German) meteorite hunters descend on West, Texas

Famed Arizona meteorite hunters Michael Farmer, Robert Ward, and Shauna Russell were present as their colleague Moritz Karl of Germany found one of the first pieces of last Sunday's meteorite fall near the town of West, Texas. The meteorite appears to be a chondrite, the most common type of rock from outer space. I met three of the four meteorite hunters in Tucson this past week. Good work folks!

Here's a link to one story on the hunt that is underway (with photos):