The new distributed computing project MoonZoo (MoonZoo.org) enlists nonscientists to generate data about the moon using newly available high-res images.
Twelve men have walked on the moon. And now you can, too. Virtually, that is. Because planetary researchers are enlisting everyday citizens in scientific exploration of the surface of the moon.
At the Web site moonzoo.org, you can check out new high-resolution images taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter Camera. And the team at Citizen Science Alliance, based at Oxford University, says you’ll then be one of the first to see the moon’s surface in what they call unprecedented detail.