Inside the Great Hunt for a ‘Minimoon’ in the Middle of the Australian Desert

Inside the Great Hunt for a ‘Minimoon’ in the Middle of the Australian Desert

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero / The Daily Beast / Getty On Aug. 22, 2016, a fireball streaked across the sky over South Australia. A low, bright meteor. It was one of hundreds of space rocks that plunge through Earth’s atmosphere every year—and are big enough to survive the fiery descent. Earth is mostly water, …

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