Zooniverse Reaches One Million Volunteers

by Shannon Hall February 17, 2014

Zooniverse — the renowned home of citizen science projects — is now one million strong. That’s one million registered volunteers since the project began less than seven years ago. It all began when Galaxy Zoo launched in July 2007. The initial response to this project was overwhelming. Since then the Zooniverse team has created almost […]

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Search for Planetary Nurseries in the Latest Citizen Science Project

by Shannon Hall January 31, 2014

Growing up, my sister played video games and I read books. Now that she has a one-year-old daughter we constantly argue over how her little girl should spend her time. Should she read books in order to increase her vocabulary and stretch her imagination? Or should she play video games in order to strengthen her […]

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NASA Plans To Deepen Asteroid Searches With Planetary Resources

by Elizabeth Howell November 26, 2013

Planetary Resources Inc. — that company that is developing a crowdsourced space telescope to search for asteroids — is planning to work on “crowdsourced software solutions” to make it easier to find asteroids and other near-Earth objects, using NASA-funded data. NASA announced that Planetary Resources will receive a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement to help NASA […]

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Watch Live Webcast: Space Warps

by Nancy Atkinson June 5, 2013

Want to join the hunt for new galaxies? During a special G+ Hangout today, June 5, a team of astronomers will share how you can help them find faint and distant galaxies by joining a search they’ve called “Space Warps.” This is a new project from the Zooniverse. The team of astronomers will discuss gravitational […]

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How To Crowdsource Astronomy Without People Messing It Up

by Elizabeth Howell April 9, 2013

Maybe it’s because Jurassic Park is in theaters again, but we at Universe Today sometimes worry about how one person can mess up an otherwise technologically amazing system. It took just one nefarious employee to shut down the dinosaur park’s security fences in the movie and cause havoc. How do we ensure science can fight […]

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