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Planet Four

Main Project Information
Goal Help planetary scientists identify and measure features on the s
Task Find and mark "fans" and "blotches" on the Martian surface
Where Online only
Description

Planet Four is a citizen science project in which volunteers help planetary scientists identify and measure features on the surface of Mars.

Scientists need your help to find and mark ‘fans’ and ‘blotches’ on the Martian surface, features that indicate wind direction and speed. By tracking these features, you can help planetary scientists better understand Mars’ climate.

All of the images you'll see depict the southern polar region, a little known area of Mars. The majority of these images have never been seen by humans until now.

This is your chance to explore the surface of Mars like never before!

How to Join

Register a Zooniverse account and get to work!

Website http://planetfour.org/
Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Required Gear

A computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags astronomy & space, mars, nasa, space
Project Updated 08/07/2016