Friday, May 11, 2012

The latest tech in meteorite hunting: zeppelins

Space.com has an interesting photo essay on the hunt for meteorites generated by the April 22nd daytime fireball that thrilled Western Nevada and California.  What I found most interesting was the research aircraft!

NASA researchers Alan Ehrgott, Mike Koop, and Derek Sears wait to board the zeppelin Eureka for a meteorite hunt on May 3, 2012. (NASA photo)