Category | Mars Mappers

By Susie Murph on May 23, 2016 in

The first of our Guest Blog posts, this entry is a special post by amateur astronomer Constantin Sprianu of Romania. He is a 38-year-old automotive engineer working in an engineering center,and is the father of three boys – one 8-year-old and 5-year-old twins. Besides astronomy, he is also interested in aviation and composite materials. He […]

By Susie Murph on April 18, 2016 in

Johnson Space Center was established in 1961, and from the early Gemini, Apollo and Skylab projects to today’s Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs, the Center continues to lead NASA’s efforts in human space exploration. Located in Houston, Texas, JSC is the training base and home for the United States’ astronauts and the site […]

By StarStryder on June 16, 2015 in

It is now generally accepted that Mars has had large amounts of water and periodic mud/liquid outflows at various points in its past. What is still frustratingly not clear is how much of the water was liquid when. It is really fun to imagine that Mars once supported a comet-created thick atmosphere, warm (or at […]

By StarStryder on June 10, 2015 in

So, we have to admit, we’re kind of short staffed at the moment, and sometimes, um… well… we aren’t all that good at getting the word out about new things. In case you missed it, during our 2015 Hangoutathon we launched a new citizen science project:  Planet Mappers: Mars edition (login required). Planet Mappers: Mars […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on July 29, 2014 in

When I first starting testing PlanetMappers: Mercury Edition before it launched, I thought that Mercury was very much, well, like the Moon: dry, grey, and cratered. Of course, we’ve learned in the past few years that Moon isn’t so dry and definitely isn’t boring, and the same goes for Mercury as its been studied by […]