Originally created in 6 hours by @arielwaldman and @basilleaf at the Mars Hackathon in 2013. Powered by images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (HiRISE). Data scraped from http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/releases/all_captions.php using the Python scraping library Beautiful Soup then ported into this off-the-shelf WordPress theme.
…at least that was the idea until we couldn’t get the WordPress import automation working in the short amount of time. For now, it is an “artisanal, hand-crafted, bespoke” website that we manually entered. UPDATE: Automation import robot is GO. Code is here.
All images credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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