New App Helps NASA Keep Track of Meteoroids
With so much "stuff" zeroing in on our planet, NASA could use some help keeping track of it all.
Enter the Meteor Counter--a new iPhone app designed to harness the power of citizen scientists to keep track of meteoroids.
"Using our app, people from all walks of life can contribute to authentic NASA research," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, which sponsored the project. "The data will help us discover new meteor showers, pinpoint comet debris streams, and map the distribution of meteoroids around Earth's orbit."
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