VSL// You can help NASA map the moon from home

Have you ever gazed up at a starlit night sky and wondered what it might be like to explore the moon? Here’s your chance to become a virtual astronaut, thanks to the very cool and interactive site Moon Zoo.

NASA wants the public to look at new high-resolution images of the moon, taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, and answer questions about how many and what kind of craters you see. The site is extensive, but easy to navigate- you can take a crater and boulder tutorial, read up on the moon and then start mapping out the landscape of the moon as you see it. It’s fun and helpful to science! Best of all? No space training or rocket ship is required.

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VSL// You can help NASA map the moon from home