From Mars to the Cloud
The sheer volume of information that rovers and orbiters send back from Mars is unmatched in the history of space exploration. U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) databases store millions of detailed photographs, with new photos arriving every day.
For NASA, this huge influx of information coincided with another agency priority: finding ways to captivate the public with space exploration, particularly young people who need to develop science, technology, engineering, and math skills that will advance space exploration in the future. There was no question—they had to put Mars on the Web.
NASA launched a new website called “Be A Martian” that invites “citizen-scientists” to explore Mars ...