Friday, November 20, 2009

Sci-Fri: NASA and Microsoft launch Martian website, use crowdsourcing to map Red Planet

Earlier in the week, NASA and Microsoft launched a new website called “Be a Martian! Part education and part fun, it is an attempt by the space agency to enlist the public in the study and mapping of the Red Planet. “There's so much data coming back from Mars. Having a wider crowd look at the data, classify it and help understand its meaning is very important,” said Michelle Viotti, a representative from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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