Citizen Science

Citizen Scientists Find Fifteen “Active Asteroids”

Nature often defies our simple explanations. Take comets and asteroids, for example. Comets are icy and have tails; asteroids are…

2 months ago

Amateur Astronomers Found Planets Crashing Into Each Other

Astronomy is one of the sciences where amateurs make regular contributions. Over the years, members of the public have made…

5 months ago

Want to Safely Watch the Sun With a Large Group? Get a Disco Ball

The upcoming solar eclipses and the current high sunspot activity means it’s a great time to observe the Sun. Eclipses…

8 months ago

Humans Can Still Find Galaxies That Machine Learning Algorithms Miss

Amateur astronomer Giuseppe Donatiello discovered three faint galaxies that machine learning missed.

1 year ago

NASA’s Exoplanet Watch Wants Your Help Studying Planets Around Other Stars

NASA has launched Exoplanet Watch, a citizen science project that allows the public to help discover and study extrasolar planets!

1 year ago

Astronomy For Equity: Building Hope Through the Night Sky

Have you ever attended a star party, where amateur astronomers set up telescopes and invite the public to take a…

2 years ago

Alien Artifacts Could Be Hidden Across the Solar System. Here’s how we Could Search for Them.

Do aliens exist? Almost certainly. The universe is vast and ancient, and our corner of it is not particularly special.…

2 years ago

Galactic Photobombing

This image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, appears to show two spiral galaxies colliding. In fact, they are just…

2 years ago

Even Citizen Scientists are Getting Time on JWST

Over the years, members of the public have regularly made exciting discoveries and meaningful contributions to the scientific process through…

2 years ago

Juno’s Entire 42nd Flight Past Jupiter in One Amazing Mosaic

On May 23, 2022, the Juno spacecraft made another close pass of Jupiter, with its suite of scientific instruments collecting…

2 years ago