Planet Four

Various authors, Website, Jan 10, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is really interesting. Now that we have some really superb high resolution photos of the Martian surface we have the immense task of mapping an entire planet. This website crowdsources the job. "We need your help to find and mark ‘fans’ and ‘blotches’ on the Martian surface. Scientists believe that these features indicate wind direction and speed. By tracking ‘fans’ and ‘blotches’ over the course of several Martian years to see how they form, evolve, disappear and reform, we can help planetary scientists better understand Mars’ climate." Last year the same project found a planet.

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