Are you curious about outer space? Space is filled with everything. Learning about it can be a little overwhelming for the average person. But NASA is taking steps to share their knowledge through a “baby steps” approach. Their first baby step is Moon Zoo.
Moon Zoo is an interactive, free to use website that lets visitors learn and explore the moon online. The site has a lot of imagery of our Moon. Along with craters and boulders, we can even see astronaut’s footprints and leftover equipment from Moon missions.
Moon Zoo’s aim is to educate us about the Moon’s images and what patterns in these images indicate. For example the “Crater Survey” can be used to mark what we believe are craters in the image. Similarly “Boulder Wars” is a tool that can be used to determine which one of two Moon images has more boulders.
- Educates curious audiences about the Moon.
- Lets people point out anything NASA might have missed in the evaluation of the images.
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Check out MoonZoo @ www.moonzoo.org