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 […]
Measuring the size of the Solar System is remarkably hard. We can’t just roll out a tape measure and check our numbers twice. We can’t even just use the surveyor’s parallax method on any old day of the week. Until the advent of the laser and radar, the only way we could measure distances was to […]
Each week we’re going to try and moments in history, upcoming events, and different way you can engage in doing astronomy. Looking back: Anniversaries This week is NASA remembrance week. May no one ever forget the sacrifices of the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia. January 24, 1986 Voyager 2 flew past Uranus. The mission studied […]
This site is about a whole lot more than just doing citizen science. While I really hope all of you will spend some time exploring the different projects we offer, we also hope that you’ll take the time to learn as well. Part of learning is consuming content like Astronomy Cast and the Weekly Space […]
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.