Meteorite-hunting drones could help find freshly fallen space rocks
Meteorites are among the most important objects scientists can study to understthe solar system, but finding them is tricky time-consuming. Now, one team of researchers is trying to speed up the process with drones.
Robert Citron at the University of California, Davis, his colleagues have been trialling using drones machine learning to hunt down meteorites shortly after their blazing journey through the atmosphere.
The NASA-funded study flew a camera-equipped consumer drone over a dried lake bed in Nevada, …