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Side by side images:  LROC image examples of high versus low incidence angle.  Images are of nearby (not identical) regions of the Moon.  Images are from NASA/LROC, and appear in Grier et al., submitted LPSC 2018.

CQ Science – Post 9: Angle of Illumination, Mapping Craters, and How YOUR Work Leads to Science!

In the last post in this series, we talked about “incidence angle” and hearkened back to a couple of CosmoQuest posts on the topic including the Moon Mappers tutorial section on lighting effects , and a post about “Illumination and Optical Illusions.”  In this post, we are going to take a specific look at why […]

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Astronaut Photograph (ISS023-E-026756, 04/22/2010, 800mm) of Venezuela. Credit: NASA

Monitoring Coastal Morphology Using Astronaut Photography

This is a guest post from Amy Jagge, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team More than 63 million people in the southern and eastern United States live near coastlines (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. National Coastal Population Report; Population Trends from 1970 to 2020). Include the estimated […]

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#AAS -2: A Glance at Citizen Science Building

This is the second in a series of three posters that we’re presenting today at the AAS meeting in Washington, D.C. Abstract CosmoQuest is a virtual research facility focused on engaging people – citizen scientists – from across the world in authentic research projects designed to enhance our knowledge of the cosmos around us. Using […]

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