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Welcome! Forum Rules / Goodbye from Moon Zoo!
« Last post by Geoff on September 09, 2015, 06:31:06 pm »
Dear Moon Zoo volunteers and forum posters,

After nearly four million classifications logged by you and your fellow dedicated volunteers, Moon Zoo has been officially retired from the Zooniverse platform of citizen science projects.

We are pleased to also announce that the open-sourced data from this project is now available for download from Moon Zoo Data. We’re tremendously excited to see what the scientific (and citizen-scientific) community will do with this valuable information!
 
The Moon Zoo project has been an exciting adventure in mapping the lunar surface in detail, and we are hugely thankful to all of our volunteers for their hard work. We hope that the data will produce some exciting new discoveries about our moon!
 
The Moon Zoo classification interface will be taken offline and replaced with a page describing the project and with links to the data and other Zooniverse projects. The Moon Zoo forum has been made “read-only” so the data and images can still be accessed but not changed.

We would also like to thank all the forum posters who added to the various collections within the forum and took part in very interesting discussions - they helped make the forum a great place to visit.

If you have any comments or feedback about the closure of Moon Zoo or anything else connected to the Zooniverse, please post on the Zooniverse Talk page which is here: Talk Thread

Papers Relating to Moon Zoo

Title: Moon Zoo: Lessons Learned from the First Year of Citizen Scientists Identifying Lunar Craters (Abstract)
Presented by Stuart Robbins at the Planetary Crater Consortium conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, in September 2011.

Title: Moon Zoo - Examples of Interesting Lunar Morphology
by Dr. A.C. Cook and J Wilkinson
Presented at the European Planetary Science Congress in Madrid in 2012 by Dr Tony Cook.

Title: Moon Zoo: Citizen Science in Lunar Exploration
by Katie Joy

Title: Moon Zoo: Utilizing LROC Lunar Images for Lunar Science and Education
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Lunar Science / Re: Fire Fountains of the Ancient Moon Explained
« Last post by Geoff on August 25, 2015, 06:40:32 am »
Interesting article km, thanks for posting.
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Lunar Science / Fire Fountains of the Ancient Moon Explained
« Last post by kodemunkey on August 24, 2015, 09:15:14 pm »
 The ancient lunar surface once erupted with geysers of lava — and now, scientists think they know what caused those fiery fountains.

Current research suggests that the moon formed when a Mars-size object barreled into Earth in the early solar system, and for a long time, its surface was much different from the staid, unmoving landscape present today. Rather, the moon's surface was hot and active, and magma often bubbled up from below and broke the surface in fiery fountains — like a molten-hot version of Old Faithful. Until recently, researchers were unsure of the driving force behind those explosions, which could reveal more about conditions on the early moon.

But now, scientists may have found a possible culprit for the molten explosions: carbon monoxide

http://www.space.com/30352-fire-fountains-ancient-moon-explained.html
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Moon Zoo News / Re: A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« Last post by Geoff on June 30, 2015, 06:36:38 am »
I can now get into the new Talk system! Had a problem signing in to the main page but have resolved that. Will play around with Talk and the new projects.
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Moon Zoo News / Re: A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« Last post by DZM on June 30, 2015, 01:42:45 am »
Click "Talk" on the top bar of the new home page! Does that work for you? :-)
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Moon Zoo News / Re: A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« Last post by Geoff on June 27, 2015, 05:48:37 am »
The new home page looks good but I can't find the link to the new Talk system - how do I get to this to test it out?
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Technical Questions and Support / Some ideas
« Last post by FREETHESOULS on June 26, 2015, 09:37:11 pm »
I think a skip button would be nice for all of the zooniverse science projects or some. And a feature like "Be a martian" by NASA where one can write a short note of what seems to be interesting in the pic. Just a box to write notes in.
I think a chat room for would be nice and to upgrade to TALK for Moon zoo.

Tom (FREE THE SOULS)
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Moon Zoo News / A heads-up about the Zooniverse home page and platform
« Last post by DZM on June 26, 2015, 12:47:38 am »
Hey Zooniverse folks,

Just a heads-up that sometime very soon, almost certainly tonight, the Zooniverse home page is going to shift over to a new design that supports our new project platform. There may be some downtime associated with this.

Once it comes back up, you may notice a few differences; for instance, a username change may be required to access projects on the new platform if you have a space or symbol in your username. The new profile pages also may be missing some elements for a while (a week or more, even), but don’t worry: your stats and classification counts have been preserved, and they are migrating and coming back!

Please note that all current Zooniverse projects and Talks will be unaffected and should continue to operate just as they have. This will not affect this project you are currently on!

The first version of the new Talk system is also attached to the new home page, and feedback will be very important in how we move forward with it.  There is also now a central Zooniverse Talk where we hope that people from all projects will be able to mingle and discuss common topics… like, for instance, all of these changes and updates!

Finally, there should be a post from Chris Lintott on the Zooniverse Blog soon explaining these changes in more detail.

Any questions or feedback once it launches, please chime in on the Zooniverse Talk. See you there!

Onwards and upwards,

DZM
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Cafe Copernicus / Re: CHAT
« Last post by kodemunkey on June 22, 2015, 09:20:10 pm »
maybe, it was tendonitis bought on by some medication which used to work for my chronic pain problem, but after 2.5 years it no longer works.
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Cafe Copernicus / Re: CHAT
« Last post by jules on June 17, 2015, 04:15:25 pm »
Maybe the computer games can be regarded as physiotherapy? In moderation of course!
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