New Horizons | Dictionary of Earth


The Challenge | Dictionary of Earth

Develop a creative way for the public and scientists alike to learn the definitions of Earth-related scientific and technical terms, using the power of crowdsourcing.

New Horizons

New Horizons is an innovative way to scientistis end citiziens contribute to knowledge, share experiences and learn about science.

New Horizons

- Objective / Challenge

- Develop a creative tool for people and scientists to learn the definitions, concepts, technical terms using the power of crowdsourcing;


- How can we use NASA data to perform intuitive input of textual and visual data?
- How can we make it easy to enter data and find this data for users and scientists to be able to explore or be applicable to nasa missions?
- How can we ensure this data, the abbreviations, acronyms that are part of many technical terms?

Our solution

- New Horizons allows all users, young people, adults and scientists to contribute to science in a way that is both user-friendly and intuitive; Was separated into 3 main categories: globe, dictionary and missions;
- In the Globo category, users will be able to contribute information that has geolocation and / or physical addresses, such as a company, such information is inserted in an intuitive map with easy visualization of this data; In the dictionary category, users will have the information of the concepts and technical terms separated by categories, where they will be able to view all the information of a certain concept, such as creation date information, main responsible for its creation and other information;
- in the category missions, was separated into 3 dimensions, solar system, milky way and visible universe. Users can navigate between these dimensions and select points of interest to contribute and learn about a particular region or mission;
- all users will be able to contribute with the platform, but scientists responsible for the publication will be the evaluators of a certain subject of self-interest; Thus, the higher the contributions, the greater the chances of releasing emblems of their skills.

Resources used


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.