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QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« on: May 04, 2010, 09:33:10 pm »
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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 02:12:01 pm »
Are we meant to mark large bouldery areas, if they are not in craters and if so do we just say 'other' interesting feature as I can't find a more suitable option.

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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 02:12:42 pm »
This is an interesting boulder strewn area. The area looks symmetrical - if you draw a line down the centre of the area it has almost mirror symmetry.


http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v8/slices/000019389.jpg
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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 02:14:16 pm »
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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 02:15:23 pm »
Found it!!
There's an elongate pit just left of centre I'm sure of it. Just looks too - well - elongated to me to be a standard crater.

http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v8/slices/000011218.jpg

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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 02:16:14 pm »

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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 02:19:47 pm »
Ridge, cliff, rille?

http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v8/slices/000014086.jpg

Off to locate it on a detailed map. Back soon. Somewhere in the sea of Crises.

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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 02:20:57 pm »
Do I have a spacecraft? Top left. :-\

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4497564298_c4f2a33655_o.jpg
I did flag it as one.
This must just be a chance allignment of boulders - but it looks like a lander!!
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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 02:24:46 pm »
Just tidying and putting my boulder tracks (which I originally thought were tracks from a spacecraft) in the right thread...


http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v8/slices/000012081.jpg

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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 02:25:32 pm »
Do boulders bounce? :)
A bouncing boulder!


http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v8/slices/000010824.jpg

If you look to the right of the bottom left-hand corner you can see a line of very small craters left by the bouncing boulder at the end of the tracks.

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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 02:28:16 pm »
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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 03:10:38 pm »
I am wondering where we are drawing the line with regards to selecting very ancient craters. I see amongst the more obvious craters some very old geological features that are not well defined but are obviously very old. I must stress that I mean the realy old ones. Now, one has to be careful in making the choice against mounds but, with practice, the isn't a problem.

I did have an example but never saved it to favoutites, I'll look for another.

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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010, 02:35:17 pm »
We have identified this as the track from Dark Boulder - one of the Apollo 17 locations.
Is this a huge boulder track (extreme left)?
(As well as the more obvious one running down the centre).

http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v10/slices/000383025.jpg
Where Mare Serenitatis and Mare Tranquilitatis meet - close to Apollo 17 site.
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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2010, 11:58:29 am »
EDIT - We now know it's INA!

Would love to know what this is.
Difficult to know just where to put this one!

http://moonzoo.s3.amazonaws.com/v10/slices/000387909.jpg
On the foot hills of the Apennine Mountains.
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Re: QUESTIONS AND UNUSUAL FINDS
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2010, 09:54:25 am »
Wow, lots of interesting images here. I hardly know where to get started.

A few questions:

Does anyone know if there is any way to use the My Moon Zoo feature to see the location and relation to Clementine data for the images that are being discussed (when it's not your image and so isn't in your My Moon Zoo already)? Context is soo important in image interpretation, so any little bit would be helpful.
At the moment there is no facility to do this but I'll put copy your question over to the Team Area (an area on the forum where the Team will look first) as other lunar scientists might find this relevant. The (initial at least) aim of Moon Zoo is to allow interested non-scientists to become involved in useful lunar research without any need to think about context or scale but as we have seen with Galaxy Zoo it is not long before both amateurs and professionals are asking deeper questions! It's early days yet and I'm sure features will be added as the project develops but I think it's useful for the Moon Zoo science team to know now how people are thinking of using the project.
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