Antarctica is the best place to find meteorites.
No other rocks appear on the surface of the ice fields, and the ice pushes meteorites to the surface, so they stand out.
A Japanese expedition was launched in 1974 to search for meteorites in Antarctica, and the team recovered nearly 700 meteorites.
Meteorites that are recovered after being observed as they fall through the atmosphere and impact the Earth are called falls.
All other meteorites are known as finds.