Have you visited the current ‘Carnival of Space’ yet? It’s already borne fruit for Everyday Spacer. I was cruising #279, just visiting blog posts which seemed interesting, when lo and behold, I found a gem for us!
“Taking the advice of Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society, I’ve been exploring the Solar System first hand. Well, humanity’s fleet of robotic spacecraft and the teams who fly them did all the hard work, but I’ve been wandering through the raw data returned by several of those missions. Almost all of them make their unprocessed scientific data publicly available online. There is decades of material from almost every planet, from the early Mariner probes right through to the Mars rovers. We’re talking about gigabytes. With a few software tools and little poking around, there are treasures to uncover.” ~ Riding with Robots on the High Frontier
We can assemble raw NASA footage into pictures which are probably NOWHERE ELSE IN PUBLIC! How Cool is That?
If you follow the trail to Emily Lakdawalla’s video (pictured), you learn that she has recently started a series:
“The second episode of Emily Lakdawalla’s new series explains why the vast majority of NASA’s space images have never been seen by the public. They are all available online, just waiting for space geeks to turn them into pictorial gold.” ~The Planetary Society
Bill includes a link to the tools, Emily describes the bounty and the beauty you can create, you can help transform the raw data into quality images and we all can help spread the word!
We’ll explore more of Emily’s series in a future post.
*Computer resources, access to the raw data via internet and the tools to render the images are required
*Anyone, any age can participate
*Probably no extra cost is involved
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