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12 June 2016

FRIPON - Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network

FRIPON - Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network
Fisheye cameras will blanket France as part of a new meteor-spotting network.
Photo- FRIPON

“If tomorrow a meteorite falls in France, we will be able to know where it comes from and roughly where it has landed,” says Jérémie Vaubaillon, an astronomer at the Paris Observatory and one of organizers of the system. Dubbed the Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network, or FRIPON, it was officially inaugurated on 28 May.
http://www.nature.com/news/france-launches-massive-meteor-spotting-network-1.20070
Article credit to 
Traci Watson, Nature.com

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