This post was originally written by IreneAnt and edited and posted by Astrostu. This past week the Moon Mappers science co-leads, Stuart and Irene, have been in Houston, TX (USA) attending the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. This is an annual conference where planetary scientists congregate and present their most recent and exciting findings. On Thursday, Stuart and Irene presented their poster based on the Moon Mappers crater counts that citizen scientists have conducted to date. For the past year, [...]
You never know what will grab a child’s attention and capture their imagination. When I was little, I remember being fascinated by a jar of bread clips in my grandmother’s kitchen. Every time we’d visit her I’d reach up to that high kitchen shelf, grab that jar and dump the clips all over the floor. They were the coolest thing! All different colors… all shiny and plasticky… I’d sort them and count them out—it was awesome! Woo hoo! Ahem… well, [...]
Over the past weekend, CosmoQuest hit 1 million craters marked across all science interfaces, and I wrote a post about some of the basic stats about you, our volunteers. MoonMappers itself is at about 910,000 craters as I write this (the balance being done in the AsteroidMappers task). So with stats now out of the way, where are we with the science? First, what science are we trying to do? This tutorial page goes into a fair bit of detail, [...]
Last night (at least last night in the US), we passed through our first million craters that have been marked through CosmoQuest, the vast majority of them were through MoonMappers project. I’m preparing a more science-oriented post to give everyone a status update, but it may take a few days to get it all prepped and posted. In the meantime, I wanted to lay out some stats. Number of Craters Marked per Day: One way that we’re tracking how the [...]
Yes, that’s right, one million. (or 1,000,000 or 10^6 if you want to be cool about it) When CosmoQuest went live with Moon Mappers nearly a year ago, a goal was set to map one million craters and we’re almost there! As a fun way to show the progress of the goal, the graphic on the page started off as a “New Moon” phase and has slowly waxed its way across from crescent, to first quarter to waxing gibbous to [...]
Holding a vial of moon dust in my hands, how awesome is that? Very, yet holding moon dust was just the icing on the cake-of-awesome that was this year’s LASP CCLDAS New Media Practitioners workshop.