Scientists have found a 17-pound meteorite in icy Antarctica

An intrepid team of scientists has endured the harsh conditions of the icy Antarctic desert to recover five new meteorites, including a massive space rock weighing nearly 17 pounds.

The team of scientists included the Field Museum and University of Chicago researcher Maria Valdez, who put the number at 45,000 meteorites So far recovered from the icy wastelands of Antarctica, only 100 or so were as large as the largest member of this new behemoth, which weighed 16.7 pounds (7.6 kg).

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