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2022-01-28 9:09:57 AM  
The continent's cold and dry conditions help to preserve the space rocks, which are invaluable to scientists' understanding of the universe.

Paging Fark geologists:

Do meteorites decay and disappear in other locations? I've always had the imrpession that these are very, very tough rocks so why wouldn't they last?
 
2022-01-28 9:35:32 AM  
Haven't you people seen any movies at all?
 
2022-01-28 9:40:26 AM  
Someone sneezed on the map with a mouthful of red sauce and made shiat up to justify it
 
2022-01-28 9:40:33 AM  

edmo: The continent's cold and dry conditions help to preserve the space rocks, which are invaluable to scientists' understanding of the universe.

Paging Fark geologists:

Do meteorites decay and disappear in other locations? I've always had the imrpession that these are very, very tough rocks so why wouldn't they last?


The problem would be weathering and thus contamination from native molecules and elemental abundances, i.e., isotopes etc etc.
 
2022-01-28 9:44:40 AM  
The continent's cold and dry conditions lack of civilization help to preserve the space rocks, which are invaluable to scientists' understanding of the universe.

Fixed
 
2022-01-28 9:52:21 AM  

Mugato: Haven't you people seen any movies at all?


What?  I'm sure it will be fine.
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2022-01-28 10:19:21 AM  
Also, shoggoths.
 
2022-01-28 10:37:27 AM  

Underdogma: Also, shoggoths.


Well, 'taint common knowledge, but yer basic Shoggoth is kind of a homebody - they don't like to stray too far from this here so-called "Mountains of Madness" area.  Jest steer clear o' that and you'll be right as rain.
 
2022-01-28 10:50:30 AM  
If there was something from extragalactic space in Australia, it would be the most valuable find on Earth. Material from out of our system is exceedingly rare within the entire solar system, hence the interest in ʻOumuamua.
 
2022-01-28 10:53:42 AM  
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What intergalactic treasures in Antarctica might look like.
 
2022-01-28 10:56:07 AM  
Found some a meteorite while walking on a frozen lake.
Looked like a large piece of burnt charcoal that hit and broke into 3 smaller pieces. Way too far out to have been thrown and snow was melted around the pieces.

Will never forget the smell. Yeah, just like burnt steak.
 
2022-01-28 11:11:03 AM  
"Cyclopean" is a word HP Lovecraft uses a lot, especially in Antarctica.
 
2022-01-28 11:28:03 AM  

lifeslammer: Someone sneezed on the map with a mouthful of red sauce and made shiat up to justify it


So shall we add the author of this article, the site, or both to your shiat-list of Forbes and Ethan Siegel boner-hate?
 
2022-01-28 11:53:20 AM  
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2022-01-28 12:14:19 PM  
Intergalactic?  Planetary.
 
2022-01-28 12:17:33 PM  

dittybopper: Intergalactic?  Planetary.


Yes, the Milky Way is a beast. It devours lesser galaxies.
 
2022-01-28 12:36:19 PM  

Clash City Farker: dittybopper: Intergalactic?  Planetary.

Yes, the Milky Way is a beast. It devours lesser galaxies.


If you try to knock me you'll get mocked
I'll stir fry you in my wok
Your knees'll start shakin' and your fingers pop
Like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock
 
2022-01-28 12:57:39 PM  
They'll be easy to find, right next to the Nazi Pyramid Alien UFO Landing base
 
2022-01-28 4:34:06 PM  

dittybopper: Intergalactic?  Planetary.


Another dimension. Another dimension.
 
2022-01-28 5:23:33 PM  

bikkurikun: dittybopper: Intergalactic?  Planetary.

Another dimension. Another dimension.


Cyclopean, eldritch
 
2022-01-28 6:11:48 PM  
I'm more worried there are 300,000 more GWAR members to be discovered...

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