The Endangered Antarctic Meteorites & the researchers who feed on them.

Pamela L. Gay, Ph.D.
2 min readApr 23, 2024

As glaciers around the world transform into rivers and ultimately dry ravines, entire ecosystems will be changed forever. While we often talk about the problems faced by polar bears and penguins, we must also consider the less fluffy endangered creatures, such as the rare planetary science graduate student.

This starved-for-data subgroup of humans, along with the more common geology graduate student, is known to migrate by the dozen to glaciers every summer as they search out one of their favorite research…

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Pamela L. Gay, Ph.D.

Astronomer, technologist, & creative focused on using new media to engage people in learning and doing science. Opinions & typos my own.