Caroline, Friday 29 September 2006
This dramatic image was taken by one of the cameras in the Desert Fireball Network that we’ll be visiting in the Nullabar. The white streak across the bottom of the picture is a meteorite fireball, shooting across the sky in the middle of an electrical storm. Less than ten of the 32,000 or so known meteorites have their falls recorded by camera or video.
As well as looking for meteorites, one of our most important tasks will be to check that the cameras are working correctly, and fix any problems that we find.