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FireBallsinTheSky:在线陨石科技网

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FireBallsinTheSky:在线陨石科技网是一个由澳大利亚科廷大学创办的致力于外太空陨石的科技网站,分享太空中的陨石运行轨迹,陨石摄影图片,陨石研究等相关的科技数据资料。

FireBallsinTheSky:在线陨石科研网

该应用程序使用的传感器来获取数据并使用智能手机来记录所有细节,当你仰望星空的时候突然发现有流星雨的时候,你可以使用这款手机应用记录下来,该应用会自动识别你所在的位置、高度以及流星的方位,用户也可以添加当时情景的亮度、色彩、速度等相关信息,把这些宝贵的资料提交给科廷科技大学的科学家和工程师们,帮助他们获取有关于流星的宝贵资料。

当然你的行动是有回报的,通过该应用程序你可以获得最新的实地考察资料还有珍贵的图片,这些图片都是非常珍贵的高清图像,都是通过高清摄影设备获取的,有了这款手机应用只要你拍摄到了流星的信息,它就可以跟踪你的拍摄信息,该团队可以计算出它来自何处,并发送回信息给你。太空中的流星项目是一个所有人类的科学项目,让公众进行合作并参与讨论。

Meteorites are the oldest rocks in existence: the only surviving physical record of the formation and evolution of the solar system. They sample hundreds of different heavenly bodies. Potentially, meteorites offer a direct route to understanding our origins. But to decode that record we need to know where they come from. The Desert Fireball Network (or DFN for short) is designed to provide that data.

Meteorites generate a fireball as they come through the atmosphere – you may even have seen one of these yourself. The DFN is a network of digital cameras in the outback desert of Australia which capture photographs of the night sky. By making networked observations of the fireball we can triangulate its trajectory, track the rock forward to where it lands, and back, to where it came from in the solar system.

More and more cameras are being added to the DFN as the project expands. The final network will image the night sky over roughly one-third of Australia, and track whatever is coming through the atmosphere. DFN researchers will then go out and recover the meteorite. Knowing where the meteorite came from, and what it is made of, will help us to address some of the biggest questions in planetary science: how our planetary system came into being, and how dust and gas produced a planet capable of supporting life – our Earth.

Fireballs in the Sky is a citizen science initiative that will allow the public to share the discoveries of the Desert Fireball Network. By 2014 the website will deliver images from all our cameras, results, and blogs from the field, so that you can see a research project as it happens, provide your own data, and experience the highs (and the occasional lows) as we experience them. Watch this space!

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