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Asteroid Mappers

Main Project Information
Presented By CosmoQuest
Goal Perform science tasks that can’t be done w/out public’s help.
Task Use built-in tools to mark geologic features on other worlds.
Where Online only

Help NASA identify craters and other terrain on the asteroid Vesta

As seen in Chapter 4 of Citizen Science by Caren Cooper.

How to Join

Visit the Asteroid Mappers webpage ( ) and register online.

Project Timing Asteroid Mappers is an ongoing project.
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Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per week
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Class Materials
Tags asteroids, astronomy, craters, geology, planetary science, planets, space exploration
Project Updated 05/16/2018