Be an Asteroid Mapper

Asteroid Mappers launched with the goal of helping scientists develop a statistical foundation for understanding the age of planetary surfaces. Check out the Vesta Edition. Vesta is a unique body because of its size and history–the craters and surfaces aren’t very well behaved, so new challenges already exist. Asteroid Mappers will push the boundaries of existing citizen science to find out just how good the public can get at higher level mapping tasks.

Count craters, discover boulder fields, mark unique features. Finish analyzing an image and send your work off to contribute to NASA’s Dawn mission science. Register, take the online tutorial, and start mapping!