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By AstroStu on March 23, 2012 in

I have a first-generation iPod touch, and I bought it as soon as it was announced several years ago. Perusing the iTunes application store early on, it was easy enough to see every application out there, and I downloaded a Mahjong game. Years later, I upgraded to the iOS 3.x and found out that the […]

By AstroStu on March 20, 2012 in

The last two months have gone by quickly here as we’ve gone through beta and just now officially launched. In that time, you have identified over 150,000 craters and 4000 other features while supplying us with feedback on the interfaces, design, and other things. With that, we will be presenting a poster at the Lunar […]

By AstroStu on February 20, 2012 in

After about a month, this weekend we passed the 100,000 craters marked point, so it seemed like a good time to give you an updated picture of what, well, the picture looks like. The images that you have been doing have not quite been randomly selected — we’ve put emphasis on a specific image strip […]

By AstroStu on February 13, 2012 in

Every year for the past forty-two years, the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) has taken place near Houston, TX (USA). It has become the premier and main planetary science conference, at least in the USA, and has grown over the years to thousands of participants submitting nearly 2,000 abstracts to be presented as either […]

By AstroStu on February 7, 2012 in

Pamela Gay recently asked me, “How many craters are there on the moon?” It was an interesting question and I don’t think I made her job easier with my initial answer that effectively was, “Depends on what you mean.”