[meteorite-list] Tracking meteors with 'Fireballs in the Sky' App

From: Shawn Alan <shawnalan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:34:08 -0700
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Hello Listers

This looks like a great app, ill be down loading it tonight :)

Shawn Alan
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Tracking meteors with 'Fireballs in the Sky' App

Tamworthians were rocked by a loud booming noise on Tuesday morning the
11th August, accompanied by reports of a green flash across the sky.
Dave Reneke, our resident space expert reckons it may have been a
meteor, possibly from the Perseid meteor shower.

Curtin University's geology researchers are tracking meteors using a new
app they have developed called 'Fireballs in the sky'. The app is the
first of it's kind and it allows people to submit sightings of alleged
meteors to the university.

Jay Ridgewell is Curtin University's Geoscience Outreach Officer and she
says the app is easy to use, you just hold your smartphone up and tap
where the meteor started in the sky and where it ended.

Curtin University then gets the data and goes out in search of meteorite
samples in the area where the sighting is reported. Jay says that most
meteorite samples are the size of your fist and the best ones look like
fireworks across the sky.

Meteorites help us understand what our earth is made of and Jay says
they are like crumbs from the beginning of our solar system.

Jennifer Ingall spoke to Jay Ridgewell to find out more about the app:

Received on Wed 12 Aug 2015 02:34:08 PM PDT

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