Spring 2014 Alumni News

MeteorRight App

LPL alumnus Matt Pasek (2006), currently Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, and Virginia Pasek (former LPL staff, current Cassini VIMS team member) have created an app called MeteorRight.

Features of the app include:

  • a module that will walk you through some easy questions to help you determine if your rock might be a meteorite.
  • a value calculator that shows different meteorite types and their approximate values.
  • a rock gallery, with pictures of terrestrial rocks frequently misidentified as meteorites, as well as pictures of actual meteorites. Compare your rock to these and see what it might be.
  • a meteorite family tree that provides the relationship between different scientific groups of meteorites. Impress your friends by describing the differences between a ureilite and a brachinite!

Complete information available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/meteorright/id779531986?mt=8