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MoonMappers Lets Public Be Part of NASA Lunar Science

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Through MoonMappers, the public is offered a chance to be part of NASA Lunar Science

The MoonMappers citizen science project at CosmoQuest.org invites the public to become part of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s science team. Through this project, the public is invited to explore high-resolution Lunar images and map out scientifically interesting features. People can get engaged at http://cosmoquest.org/moonmappers

The focus of MoonMappers is two-fold: to determine the most effective way to map craters on the moon, and to use those maps to define areas for follow-up study.

“Craters can reveal all sorts of different properties about the Moon and planetary surfaces in general,” says project co-science lead Stuart Robbins (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder). Key features include, “Ages of different regions, historic spikes in the impact rate, lunar regolith depth, what may lie under the crust, and the physics of giant explosions on a planetary surface.”

Full Story: http://cosmoquest.org/Press_Release:_MoonMappers_Goes_Public