The third Stardust-R public lecture “Meteors, meteorites, and their parent bodies” was delivered by Professor Mirel Birlan during the Stardust-R third training school. The talk took place on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 18:00 (CET). The talk can be watched via the following link to Public Lecture III.
Correlating meteors and meteorites with their exact source bodies has been a long standing challenge. Answering this requires the interplay of telescopic, laboratory, and dynamical research. Astronomical measurements of near-Earth asteroids, as possible analogs to more frequent meteorite deliveries, have forged ahead to encompass more than 1,000 individual objects. Dynamics of meteors obtained by extended allsky networks reveals robust statistics and possible relation with parent bodies populations. This talk focused on the intersection of the telescopic and the all sky data with dynamical models and the latest results for major meteorite classes.