Brand New Images on Planet Four: Terrains
We’ve been finding interesting regions thanks to your classifications and your Planet Four: Terrains Talk comments. We’ll soon be start preparing for the upcoming HiRISE seasonal monitoring campaign and selecting our final list of new targets for HiRISE. The Sun will be fully above the horizon of the Martian South Pole and conditions will be favorable for imaging sometime around July, so we need to get started very soon. The excellent news is that thanks to your help, we’ve completed the original set of CTX images that we had planned for the project. Here’s where on the coverage of the CTX images that we selected and you’ve been classifying since June.
The even more exciting news is that we’re extending the project and have uploaded a new set of CTX images to the website! Looking at the preliminary analysis of your classifications, we’re seeing interesting patterns in the distributions of spiders, baby spiders, and swiss cheese terrain. We want to investigate this further by covering more of the South Pole that we hadn’t looked at already. These CTX images have never before been looked at by human eyes in such detail before. There are bound to be something interesting, and if so we will still have time to add the region to our HiRISE target list.
Here’s a comparison of the location of the new CTX images in dark blue compared to the our first set of observations on the reviewed on the site in cyan.
Help search the new CTX images or spiders, swiss cheese terrain, and more by classifying an image or two at http://terrains.planetfour.org