The meteorite hunters

Scientists are using the cameras of the Desert Fireball Network to capture photos of meteors and then triangulate where they land. By doing so they can find out what the meteorites are made of and where they came from in the Solar System—all so that they can learn more about how the Earth and other planets formed.

Read more in the article “The meteorite hunters” from ABC Science.

And don’t forget to download the Fireballs in the Sky app and help spot the meteors yourself!

Team member PhD student Robert Howie gets up close and personal with a possible meteorite. (Desert Fireball Network)

Team member PhD student Robert Howie gets up close and personal with a possible meteorite. (Desert Fireball Network)

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