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Take a Walk on the Moon, Virtually

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has taken lots of new extremely high-resolution pictures of the moon, and they’re crowdsourcing their analysis. The public is invited to visit the Moon Zoo site to view and interpret the new images.

“We need Web users around the world to help us interpret these stunning new images of the lunar surface,” said Chris Lintott of Oxford University and chair of the Citizen Science Alliance. “If you only spend five minutes on the site counting craters you’ll be making a valuable contribution to science and, who knows, you might run across a Russian spacecraft.”

Behold the power of the Internet.

See this article at the NASA site for more details.

Posted in Science, Space May 26th, 2010 by Chip
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