"METEORITE SEARCH IN
Antarctica is an extraordinary place for the search
of meteorites for three reason:
- the dark fusion crusted extraterrestrial extraterrestrial
stones are easily spotted on the ice surfer;
- the cold arid climate preserves meteorites up to
1 million years;
- meteorites fallen on the vast antarctic plateau
in the last million years are concentrated, by ice dynamics, in
small blue ice field called "meteorites traps".
L. Folco, N.Perchiazzi
VHS, 17 minutes long
L. Folco, M. Mellini, A.Zeoli
VHS, 4 minutes long
Production and 3D graphics:
The Museo has produced two versions of
the video which documents the Italian meteorite search activity in
Antarctica since 1990.
The first version shows the life of researchers in a remote camp at
Frontier Mountain and the search activites. In the second version,
updated with images of the 1999/2000 campaign, emphasis is given on
the explanation of the mechanisms that causes the concentration of
meteorites of blu ice areas.