Curtin Team's New Recovery

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Curtin Team's New Recovery

Postby David Entwistle » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:20 pm

Looks like we need to keep an eye on the Curtin team's web site...

Fireball crashes into Morawa paddock.

Curtin University researchers have retrieved a meteorite from a paddock in Morawa.

The 1.15kg space rock fell to earth on Halloween night, around 8pm on October 31.

Thanks to information from the public through the Fireballs in the Sky app, and images captured by four Desert Fireball Network cameras Curtin’s team was quickly alerted to the situation and Professor Phil Bland and Dr Martin Tower drove out to the area to begin knocking on doors.


Congratulations to Phil and the team.
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Re: Curtin Team's New Recovery

Postby David Entwistle » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:32 am

I'm sure many of you found it, but the initial report is here.
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Re: Curtin Team's New Recovery

Postby Barwellian » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:30 pm

Thanks David...
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Re: Curtin Team's New Recovery

Postby David Entwistle » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:59 pm

For UK-base readers, BBC Radio 4's Inside Science has an interview with Phil Bland about the Desert Fireball Network.

Adam also talks to Phil Bland of Curtin University in Australia - one of the creators of the Desert Fireball Network - an array of automated cameras across Australia, built to locate where shooting stars land as meteorites and also pinpoint from where they came in the solar system. Boosting the chances of collecting these meteorites and knowing their space origins should helps us to better understand how the Earth and other planets formed 4.5 billion years ago.
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