Category | Planet

By andreameado on March 7, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team Rivers can vary in shape, size, and length depending on factors such as land gradient, velocity of flowing water, sediment source, land erodibility, and environmental conditions. The four main types of rivers […]

By andreameado on February 28, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team Local geography and environmental resources are important factors when considering reasons for urban establishment and growth. Geographic and geologic features such as mountains, plains, and bodies of water can determine the layout […]

By Susie Murph on February 27, 2018 in

The CosmoQuest Citizen Science facility released a major update to its Mappers software. This software previously demonstrated that everyday people can map craters as effectively as a group of professionals. With version 2.0, CosmoQuest invites the public to use their skills to answer new science questions related to Mars and Mercury. The public can use […]

By andreameado on February 21, 2018 in

This is a guest post from Andrea Meado, Image Data Scientist, and part of our Johnson Space Center (JSC) Image Detective Science Team For thousands of years, settlements and populations have developed near sources of water. Having a reliable water supply or route is essential for basic human needs, agricultural demands, and transportation. Urban and […]

By jagrier on February 16, 2018 in

We saw in our last post in this series (Post 12) that impact events can change the target rocks in many ways. Some of these changes can be seen from orbit. But something as powerful as an impact event can also change the target rocks in dramatic ways that you can only see close-up. If […]