Site opens up space research to web users

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Those without sufficient scientific knowledge to work in astronomy have still been able to explore space with the ArduSat, an open source satellite. Now, Planet Four is crowdsourcing help from web users to find out more about Mars. Part of the Zooniverse project, the site hosts a collection of images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite currently circling the planet. In order to help scientists learn more about weather conditions on Mars, the project is encouraging visitors to the site to identify fans and blotches in the images. Given the scale of the project and the complexity of the…

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