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  • ossobucco2012 ossobucco2012 May 7, 2013 10:45 AM Flag

    NASA Teams Up with MSFT to Use Windows Based Cloud Azure on Mars Project....

    Researchers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/JPL) wanted to solve two different challenges—providing public access to vast amounts of Mars-related exploration images, and engaging the public in activities related to NASA’s Mars Exploration Program in order to encourage learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Using a variety of technologies, NASA/JPL created its new BeAMartian Web site. The site provides entertaining and engaging ways to view and interact with information delivered by Mars-based rovers and orbiters. The goal is to let the public participate in exploration, making contributions to data processing and analysis. It also provides a platform that lets developers collaborate with NASA on solutions that can help scientists analyze vast amounts of information that can be used to understand the universe and support future space exploration.

    Following extensive research, NASA/JPL launched a new Web site called BeAMartian that is designed to attract “citizen-scientists” to Mars exploration activities. The site was built using a variety of technologies, including the cloud-based Windows Azure platform, Silverlight, a cross-platform Web browser plug-in that delivers rich content and interactivity, and Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket, a service that lets developers and organizations create and consume applications and content on the Azure platform. The site is can be viewed using the most popular Web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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