The meteorite found on the Nullarbor Plain. Scientists used cameras and sophisticated mathematics to locate it and its origins in space (Photos: Imperial College London)
One of the three all sky cameras on the Nullarbor Plain, Australia
The three all sky cameras on the Nullarbor Plain, Australia, took photographs of fireballs and their orbits in the night sky, which led to the rare find of a meteorite and its asteroid beginnings
Close up view of a typical fireball
Scientists in the Nullarbor Plain, Australia, check for meteorite samples
A shot of lightning taken by the sky cameras during one night
Not long ago, Gizmag featured an article about scientists capturing a rare image of upwards lightning. Now a different set of ‘men in white coats’ has taken shots of fireballs streaking across the night sky that then led to the discovery of a tiny and extremely rare meteorite in Australia’s vast Nullarbor Plain. Not only that, the group also traced the meteorite’s roots back to its orbit and the asteroid from where it came.
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