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Object name Nomad, the Meteorite Hunter
Caption Nomad is a robotic meteorite hunter. It has all the technology within it to independently locate, photograph, analyze and record the location of meteorites. Antarctica's cold and pristine environment makes it one of the best places to find meteorites, with little melting or surface erosion to hide meteorite falls. They become trapped in the ice and move with it. Some move to the coast and float away in icebergs. Others get trapped against barriers like mountains ridges. The ice begins an upward thrust and its surface ice sublimates, revealing previously buried objects. Numerous meteorites can be found in these areas.
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