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Be a Martian

Main Project Information
Goal Help map the surface of Mars.
Task Become "citizens" of Mars and explore the planet's surface.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Help scientist improve maps of Mars and participate in other research tasks to help NASA manage the large amount of data from the Red Planet.

Users create Martian profiles and become "citizens" of the planet. In the map room, citizens can then earn Martian credits by helping place satellite photos on Mars’s surface, counting craters, and even helping the rovers Spirit and Opportunity by tagging photos with descriptions.

The highly interactive website is rich in content and contains other informational videos and mapping applications for citizens to tour Mars and get to know every nook and cranny of its rocky surface.

Become a Martian, explore Mars, have fun!

How to Join

Create a Martian profile here:

Choose your Martian nickname, profile picture, and then start exploring!

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Required Gear

A computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags crater, mars, martian, nasa, rover
Project Updated 05/23/2018