This project is solving the “Catch a Meteor” Tracker challenge.
Each year, millions of observable, unexpected meteors encounter the Earth's atmosphere and become a spectacle to the population below. Many of the brighter "shooting stars" actually reach the surface of the Earth, becoming "meteorites", encapsulating secrets of our universe in their charred remains.
The meteor that fell over Chelyabinsk in February of this year produced meteorites with a mass of over 1 kg. Most meteorites, however, are very small and often break into even smaller pieces before landing in remote areas, hiding in plain sight as the moisture of Earth's atmosphere degrades them.