Skip to content

Lost By The Wayside – Lake

Please forward lost By The Wayside – Lake error screen to 208. I suppressed what will seem extravagant and incredible there would be nothing left. Big Brother and his henchmen were ripping map pages out of every World Almanac and atlas in the country, it had merely become harder to obtain recent maps on Antarctica.

Intrigued by the electronic statements, I placed a call to Penn-Oh-West Maps in Pittsburgh to check on the availability of Antarctic projections. All our new maps of South Pole are on back order. Must be some kind of problem with the USGS. The United States Geological Service, or USGS, produces the most detailed maps available, such as the 7. 5-minute series topographic maps at a 1:20,000 scale. Nor is the USGS planet-bound – their expertise extends to detailed maps of the Moon, Mars, and Venus.

The third-largest continent, it is one and a half the size of the US. ALH 84001 was found in Antarctica during the 1984-1985 Antarctic summer. It was found by a team of meteorite hunters from the ANSMET program, which is sponsored by the Polar Programs Office of the U. ANSMET stands for ANtarctic Search for METeorites, and has been funded since 1977 by the NSF. It is nearly certain that ALH 84001 is from Mars, even though people have never been to Mars and no rocks have ever been collected on Mars. In fact, there are 11 other meteorites, called the SNCs, that are also almost certain to be from Mars.

The strongest evidence for their Martian origin is that they, including ALH 84001, contain traces of gas that is just like the Martian atmosphere. We know the composition of the Martian atmosphere, because the Viking Lander spacecraft analyzed it, on Mars, in 1976. The only known natural process that can get rocks moving so fast is meteorite impact – volcanoes can not throw rocks fast enough. 2-2 kilometers could launch rocks like ALH 84001 off Mars and into space. After it left Mars, ALH 84001 orbited the Sun on its own, like a small asteroid.

But its orbit changed each time it passed close to Mars or collided with an asteroid. ALH 84001 farther and farther from Mars. By chance, the orbit of ALH 84001 changed enough so that it came near the Earth’s orbit. 13,000 years ago, the Earth and ALH 84001 collided. A new meteorite that came from Mars has been discovered by US scientists in Antarctica, the US space agency NASA announced. December 15, 2003, on an ice field in the Miller Range of the Transantarctic Mountains, roughly 750 kilometers from the South Pole. 2 gram black rock, officially designated MIL 03346, was one of 1,358 meteorites collected by ANSMET during the 2003-2004 austral summer, said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Posted in DVD.