Could AWI scientists have discovered a new meteorite impact site in Antarctica?
Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Germany, discovered a possible meteorite impact site during an aerial geological survey mission to study the geological history of Antarctica.
On December 20th, 2014, Christian Müller, a geoscientist from Fielax (a company that assists the Alfred Wegener Institue with its research in Antarctica), discovered a 2 km-wide scar in the King Baudouin Ice Shelf while participating in an aerial survey of the Princess Regnhild Coast in East Antarctica.
In this video, you see footage of Christian Müller, along with AWI survey team leader Graeme Eagles, describe what they found on the ice shelf.
Video: © International Polar Foundation