Introduction to the Basic Mapping and Crater Identification Task

By on January 11, 2012 in

Welcome again to CosmoQuest’s Moon Mappers project. You may be wondering what you’re doing here – what we’re trying to figure out with this work. Hopefully this post will answer some of your basic questions. In Moon Mappers, you’re presented with a simple interface that asks you for its main task to identify craters. If […]

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Processing Images for Moon Mappers

By on January 10, 2012 in

A lot goes into making a picture. Unlike with many consumer cameras today, we can’t just snap a photo and post it online for you to analyze. There are many, many steps and calibrations that go into every single image before we chop it up to serve to you for the different Moon Mappers projects.

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Welcome to Moon Mappers

By on January 9, 2012 in

Welcome to the Moon Mappers project of CosmoQuest! We’re glad to have you here to check out what we’re doing and help gather data for some cool science projects.

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Go Talk! (We’ve got forums)

By on January 2, 2012 in

To have a true community, two-way (and sometimes twenty-way!) conversation is required. The same is also true of scientific collaboration. Throughout history, major breakthroughs have pivoted on the right people meeting, talking, and combining great ideas. Your next conversation could lead to CosmoQuest’s next big idea. Click over and talk about the science you’re doing, […]

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What is CosmoQuest (short form)

By on November 15, 2011 in

For a while now, Fraser and I, and Fraser and Phil, and the three of us together have randomly batted around the idea of taking what we do to a whole new level: To take the best lessons from Khan Academy, to take what we know about online publishing, and to take all the best […]

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