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Free Smarthone App for Tracking Fireballs

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013

We've developed a smartphone app that allows anyone to report a  fireball sighting anywhere in the world. Its designed so that we can  potentially get data of sufficient quality to create a crowd source  smartphone fireball network. Its free, fun to use (we hope!), and it  has a very easy interface - simply point at the sky where you think  the fireball started and click on your phone, and do the same for where  you think it ended. You can then input a variety of other data. If we  get enough observations we can determine a trajectory and send that  information back to you - for instance, you might get a message that  the rock that made your fireball came from the outer asteroid belt, or  that it was a chunk of a comet. The app also includes images and  updates from our project: 
 
http://www.fireballsinthesky.com.au 
 
It is available for both iOS and Android: 
 
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/fireballs-in-the-sky/id709019924?mt=8 
 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tw.fireballs 
 
or just search for 'fireballs in the sky' on app stores. Let us know if  you have any problems, or suggestions for improvements. Hope you have  fun with it!

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