Virtually everything we know about the origin and evolution of our solar system comes from analysis of meteorite falls. But reading the record they contain has proven to be difficult: we have almost no constraint on where they come from. The Desert Fireball Network is addressing that lack. It is delivering a unique dataset. This project aims to massively expand the network by capitalising on the innovations and technologies that underpinned the DFN, Leveraging a NASA partnership for administrative support, Australian planetary scientists will lead a consortium of international teams with the aim of building a Global Fireball Observatory: tracking 100’s of meteorite falls, and for each one, pinpointing its origin in the solar system.
|Effective start/end date||20/06/17 → 31/12/18|