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By Nicole Gugliucci on June 25, 2012 in

Moon Mappers needs your help right now! The results for the Apollo 15 region will be presented at a scientific conference in mid-July, but we need more craters for the complete dataset.┬áKeep marking those craters, and you just may win a prize pack! We have these goodies for whoever marks the 400,000th crater in Moon […]

By AstroStu on June 13, 2012 in

Here at CosmoQuest, we sometimes get asked about the difference between our “MoonMappers” project and a seemingly similar one, “Moon Zoo,” that’s run by the Zooniverse / Citizen Science Alliance. They are separate projects with different science teams and goals, and in this post I’m going to explain a few of the differences. First, yes, […]

By AstroStu on April 11, 2012 in

On Monday, I posted about the new Apollo 12 and 14 images that will be going up shortly on the MoonMappers site. In the post, I talked a bit about image resolution, and how in August of last year, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter craft dipped down to a 25-km-high orbit and photographed the Apollo sites […]

By AstroStu on March 20, 2012 in

The last two months have gone by quickly here as we’ve gone through beta and just now officially launched. In that time, you have identified over 150,000 craters and 4000 other features while supplying us with feedback on the interfaces, design, and other things. With that, we will be presenting a poster at the Lunar […]