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  • One large piece of a meteorite on the ground

    10 May 2010

    Desert cameras detect space fireball

    Researchers from the Western Australian Museum, the Imperial College in London and Ondrejov Observatory in the Czech Republic have identified a unique meteorite and its orbit in the Solar System.

    The meteorite was tracked through a network of cameras as it fell to Earth in July 2007. The cameras take a single time-lapse picture every night to record any fireballs in the sky.

    The Desert Fireball Network Project of All-Sky Cameras is set up in the Nullarbor Plain to monitor incoming meteors and track any possible meteorites to the ground so scientists can recover them.

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  • 10 May 2010

    Children launch their own exhibition at the WA Museum – Albany

    The WA Museum – Albany is launching a new exhibition on 8 August, featuring themes and objects selected and created entirely by young people.

    xHIBIT aLBANY is the culmination of a joint project between the Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Western Australian Museum and Millennium Kids aimed at giving young people the opportunity to have a say about how they think museums should present exhibitions.

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