Category | Vesta Mappers

By lisastrishock on April 14, 2018 in

Today is Citizen Science Day, and we wanted you to have some fun exploring our website and projects! This virtual scavenger hunt takes you around our website, introduces you to our projects, and it just a little bit of fun! When you’re finished, you can check your answers here, and comment below with your score […]

By jagrier on December 15, 2017 in

In previous posts we’ve discussed how the very smallest craters have “simple” shapes, and that the somewhat larger craters have “complex” shapes. You may have been wondering why that is, and what we mean by “larger” anyway? How large is large? Well, that turns out to be dependent on the planet where the crater is […]

By jagrier on November 17, 2017 in

Here at CosmoQuest we spend a lot of time looking at craters. It is a job that only people can do – not computers (yet, anyway). Scientists have been trying to write programs that will effectively identify and count craters, but they have met with only limited success. As noted, craters are not always perfectly […]

By Susie Murph on October 5, 2017 in

As everyone reading this here undoubtedly knows, CosmoQuest hosts numerous Citizen Science projects that range from marking craters to identifying places on Earth using photos taken from the ISS. What you may not realize is that we are closely affiliated with another ongoing citizen science research project, SciStarter. We would like to encourage all of […]

By Nancy Graziano on May 11, 2017 in

SciStarter today announced its latest Citizen Science promotional campaign – SPACE. We at CosmoQuest are honored to have four of our cornerstone projects, Mercury Mappers, Mars Mappers, Vesta Mappers, and Moon Mappers, featured as part this campaign. SciStarter, whose motto is Science we can do together, is a user-friendly, online database of formal and informal […]