Citizen Science

There’s a great project on  where you can contribute to some real-life Martian research! Follow the links and you get allocated a patch of Mars to explore and you can help the researchers by marking interesting features on the surface.  Who knows, you might find something never seen before by human eyes!

I can’t put it better than this so I’ve borrowed the following words from the site;

“Can I use Planet Four in the classroom?

Yes, yes and again yes. Planet Four, just like all the Zooniverse projects, offers students a unique opportunity to explore real scientific data, while making a contribution to cutting edge research. We would like to stress that as each image is marked by multiple volunteers, it really does not matter if your students don’t mark all the features correctly. That being said, the task itself is simple enough that we believe most people can take part and make a worthwhile contribution regardless of age.”



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One Response to “Citizen Science”

  1. Jenny Hughes
    jenhughes February 15, 2013 at 13:31 #

    good one Ange!

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