Muscat: The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism implemented a project to install devices for the detection of meteorites in Omani skies.
The idea was to install four devices in different locations in the desert in order to detect and track any new meteorite fall.
The project was carried out in cooperation with a specialized scientific team from the Natural History Museum in Berne in Switzerland. Technical support for the project is provided by Curtin University in Australia and Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel).
The move comes within the Ministry’s continuous endeavours to nurture and develop research related to meteorites and use the latest technologies in this field.--ONA