Tuesday / 18 March 2014

Citizen Science Contributing To Moon Mapping


CosmoQuest Crowdsourced Moon Crater Counting Project Demonstrates Value Of Citizen Science; Study By Stuart Robbins Of CU Boulder Shows Aggregated Volunteer Results Equally Reliable As That Of Expert Crater Counters; CosmoQuest Citizen Scientists Using LRO Data To Map Craters 11m In Diameter And Larger; Relative Ages Of Planetary Surfaces Can Be Determined By Crater Count; Over 500M Craters Estimated Visible On Lunar Surface

Image Credit: CosmoQuest, NASA, CU Boulder