BOLIDES BOX is 3D interactive visualization of fireballs or bolides to represent the real time information about airbursts so that anyone can aware and alert through it for future threat.

This project is solving the Airburst Data Visualization challenge.


Meteoroids? That's a general term describing small particles of comets or asteroids that are in orbit around the sun. There's no universally accepted, hard-and-fast definition. Based on size or any other characteristic that distinguishes a meteoroid from an asteroid — they're simply smaller than asteroids.

Only when these objects enter the atmosphere are they referred to as meteors, like the meteor that was seen over Russia. Because that meteor exploded in the atmosphere, the resulting fireball is known as a bolide. Again, there's no precise definition of a bolide — most astronomers understand a bolide as simply a very bright fireball.

So BOLIDES BOX is a 3D interactive visualization of Airbursts or Bolides through capture data from JPL’s Bolide study so that anyone in the world can understand its implications.

Project Information

License: NASA Open Source Agreement 1.3 (NASA-1.3)

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