360762 FRIPON

This minor planet is named after the Fireball Recovery and Inter Planetary Observation Network, an organization that uses a network of 100 digital cameras in order to track all of the meteorites that fall in France. This allows them to recover meteorites, and see what parts of the sky they come from.

The symbol for this minor planet is derived from the "o" in the logo of the FRIPON project. It is a small circle with an asteroidal star in the center, with three displaced 45-degree diagonal lines at the upper-left of the circle, the middle longer than the other two.

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[1] https://www.fripon.org/

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