March 6, 2014
How Can You Leave Your Mark On Mars?
Science advocacy start-up Uwingu is giving you the opportunity to name a crater on Mars. With over 500,000 craters on the Red Planet left unnamed, there’s enough to go around. For just a mere five bucks you can name a crater after you, your pet, your Mom, your Dad, you name it. And while NASA might not be referring to Emerald Crater as its next dig site for the rover Curiosity, Uwingu will be using the names purchased by its customers in its Mars map which will be made available to the public. And your money will be used for science good! Proceeds from the naming campaign will go toward “grants for space research and education—meaning that with every name you contribute you’ll be helping to fuel future space activities.”
[ Read the Article: New Project Allows Citizens To Name All Unnamed Craters On Mars ]