International Space Apps Challenge: Comparing Earth Landscapes
When: April 20-21st, 2013
This project is to compare different landscapes on Earth
with those of other planets and their moons or other bodies like asteroids. Finding close matches can benefit scientists and astronauts in preparing to send a probe or even manned mission by first practicing here on Earth.
Create an application that allows the user to compare Earth landscapes with planetary surfaces like the moon, Mars, Mercury, Ceres, Vesta, etc.
- The application should be able to query the Planetary Data System and/or mission websites (Messenger, LRO, etc.) databases
- Data sets can include topography (laser altimeters are used on some missions and the data is availabe) and where availabe, the chemical composition
- Example: the application could show a comparison between Olympus Mons, the largest volcano on Mars, to Mauna Kea, the largest volcano on Earth
See here for more information:
Comparing Earth Landscapes Challenge
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