Moon Craters Mapped by Amateurs
Research by NASA has shown that amateurs are as good as professionals when comes to finding craters on the Moon. A recent study confirmed that craters on the Moon, among other worlds, could be mapped reliably by amateurs. This finding could lead to new opportunities for amateur scientists who want to help astronomers.
A recent study by University of Colorado-Boulder researchers tested the ability of volunteers to find craters on the Moon. The volunteer work was compared to professional analysis by scientists with up to 50 years of experience. The study showed that amateur counters are just as good as professionals at identifying craters in photographs.