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2015-01-28 09:38:01

Citizen scientists scanning thousands of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope helped NASA scientists discover mysterious objects which have now been identified as a phase of massive star formation, officials at the US space agency announced on Tuesday.

Worldwide Contest To Name Exoplanets And Their Host Stars
2014-07-09 03:48:54

For the first time, in response to the public’s increased interest in being part of discoveries in astronomy, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is organizing a worldwide contest to give popular names to selected exoplanets along with their host stars.

Spitzer's Citizen Science Zoo Displays New Animals
2013-12-17 08:17:13

Milky Way Project is releasing more images with a whole new set of "animals" to track in the cosmic zoo.

2013-12-12 23:03:55

Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science project as easy as

Spitzer Finds New Stars At Edge Of Milky Way
2013-06-06 09:48:09

New images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope reveal blooming stars at the fringe of the Milky Way galaxy, far from its crowded core.

Arctic Climate Project Looking For Citizen Scientists
2012-10-25 04:06:11

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is asking citizen scientists to come together to help reconstruct the historical climate of the Arctic.

Volunteers Aid Astronomers In Mapping, Classifying Galaxies
2012-09-11 08:57:30

The heavens above are littered with trillions and trillions of stars packed into hundreds of billions of galaxies that are being painstakingly mapped out by astronomers with the aid of the general public.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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