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By jagrier on October 6, 2017 in

Several of the mapping tasks here at CQ include marking the size and position of impact craters. Why is this so important, and how does so much science come out of these measurements? We’ll answer these questions in a series of posts about impact craters, starting here with Impact Events. Impact craters are the scars […]

By Susie Murph on June 1, 2016 in

CosmoQuest team members Suzanne Gurton, Brian Kruse, Theresa Summer, Rachel Freed and Pablo Nelson of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific had a great crowd while testing the new CosmoQuest citizen science demonstration “The Hole Story” at the May 14, 2016 “Astronomy Day” event at the California Academy of Sciences. Over 100 people, mostly families, […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on December 18, 2014 in

We love to leave our mark wherever we explore. We like to say that “we were here.” We like to name whatever we find that we don’t know much about. Names bring a certain personal connection between us and the inanimate objects we find around us. It’s a good thing that there seem to be no […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on December 9, 2014 in

In this series of posts, we’ll be breaking down the first MoonMappers paper by Robbins et al. showcasing YOUR work.  Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 We’ve been exploring the results of the first big MoonMappers study with a series of blog posts that break down the science. First we discussed why we care […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on October 27, 2014 in

We’ve talked a whole lunch about using craters to figure out the relative ages of surfaces in the Solar System. Well, here is a short, succinct, and super-adorable animated video explaining just that process! Thanks to Meg Rosenburg, aka @trueanamolies, for putting this together.