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By AstroStu on January 31, 2012 in

I’m not going to post an updated analysis image this week, even though the goal of >50,000 craters was reached. Instead, since we’re still in beta, I thought I’d spend a few paragraphs telling you what we’ve been working on behind the scenes here at Moon Mappers and CosmoQuest. First, for CosmoQuest in general, Pamela […]

By AstroStu on January 22, 2012 in

The results are … in! In the first full week after being publicly announced, Moon Mappers accumulated 59 contributors who annotated 1456 images with 25,000 craters and 478 features.

By AstroStu on January 13, 2012 in

One of the regions we’re looking at with Moon Mappers is the Apollo 15 landing site area. It’s a neat place and we can study a lot of things there. Due to a quirk of optics and angles, you can even imagine you’re flying towards it. When the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) peers down from […]

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You have 10 minutes where you’re not doing anything else, you boot up your computer, open the internet browser, and of course your first place to go is CosmoQuest’s Moon Mappers. You start to identify craters and in all your markings, you start to wonder, where am I? What am I looking at? Where on […]

By AstroStu on January 12, 2012 in

One of the main tasks we ask you to do in the CosmoQuest’s Moon Mappers is the “Man vs Machine” activities. The basic interface is the same as for crater identification, and the only difference is that we give you an image that has already been annotated with craters that were found by a computer […]