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Planet Mappers: Mercury Edition

Main Project Information
Presented By CosmoQuest
Goal Map the surface of Mercury with data from NASA
Task Mark craters and surface features in high resolution images
Where Online only

Map the surface of Mercury by marking and measuring craters and linear surface features in images from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft.

By mapping craters across the planet, we can start to piece together the global crater population and figure out what these new images are showing us about the solar system’s inner-most planet.

How to Join

To get started with CosmoQuest, click "Register" at the top right of any page to create an account. Then, check out the tutorial for how to use Planet Mappers at Be sure to also check out the basic feature guide at

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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, At school, At home
Tags craters, mappers, mercury, messenger, nasa, planet, solar system, space
Project Updated 08/03/2017