A Picture is worth a thousand words: Images for Peter Jennisken's Meteorites Discovery story

FIG01- The very first meteorite found by student Mohammed Alameen in the late afternoon of December 6, 2008.


FIG02 - Search team leader Muawia Shaddad (left) of the Faculty of Physics and Sciences at the University of Khartoum, and meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens (right) of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute pose with one of the early meteorite finds.


FIG03 - Searching the desert for fragments of asteroid 2008 TC3 is like finding a needle in a haystack, as this image of one of the University of Khartoum students searching the Nubian Desert conveys. Meteorites were found only because so many students participated in the search.


FIG04 - After walking through the desert for days, this is meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens' first find of meteorites from asteroid 2008 TC3.