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Report meteors on your smartphone and join the citizens' science project

Editor's review Page 2 of 3

Published 18 Dec 2013

[cont'd] camera, scientists are able to calculate an orbit and a trajectory for a meteorite and can work out where in the solar system it came from and where it may have landed. The app also allows the user to keep up with the progress of the DFN research - with everything from field trip blogs and photos, stunning images from the desert cameras and news and astronomical events available at your fingertips. It gives you the chance to be involved in a major scientific project and, the more contributors they have, the more information they can gather and the bigger the network will grow!
 
It makes a nice change to review an app with as much scientific clout as this one does. Rather than copious amounts of business or photo apps we have here something completely different - a science app that will actually have some impact. This smartphone app sends back information about meteor sightings and tells us what created it, where it came from and where it might have landed.  It can be used to track fireballs from all over the world and all you really have to do is to click where in the sky you think it's path began and click it again to where it might have landed. With enough confirmations, the team can work out where it came from and send back the information to you. Fireballs In The Sky is a citizens’ science project that allows the public to collaborate...