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Searching for the North Pole

Photo: Admiral Robert Peary searching for the North Pole
Buffeted by wind and snow on Greenland's northernmost point, Kap Morris Jesup, Admiral Robert Peary surveys his route. In the years before his final Arctic expedition, Peary made several trips to Greenland to collect giant meteorites, which he hauled back to the U.S. to use in fund-raising lecture circuits. Some of these meteorites, including a 4.5-billion-year-old, 34-ton specimen, are now displayed in New York’s American Museum of Natural History.
Photograph by Admiral Robert E. Peary

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