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

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Since 2010, about 50,000 volunteers have taken to their computers to help astronomers catalog star-blown bubbles captured in images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Their efforts resulted in several scientific papers, and a deeper understanding of our Milky Way galaxy and its frothy star-forming clouds. Now, an updated version of the campaign, called the Milky Way Project, is releasing more images with a whole new set of "animals" to track in the...

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 starting a blog and could lead to thousands of innovative new projects. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 A $1.8 million 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...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New images from NASA´s Spitzer Space Telescope reveal blooming stars at the fringe of the Milky Way galaxy, far from its crowded core. The images were collected as part of the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (Glimpse 360) project. Glimpse 360 is mapping the celestial topography of our galaxy and will make the map and a full 360-degree view of the Milky Way plane that will be available later this year....

2013-06-05 16:20:16

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New views from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy's more barren territories, far from its crowded core. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The images are part of the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (Glimpse 360) project, which is mapping the celestial topography of our galaxy. The map and a full, 360-degree view of the Milky Way plane will be...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is asking citizen scientists to come together to help reconstruct the historical climate of the Arctic. NOAA is teaming up with National Archives and Records Administration and Zooniverse, a citizen science web portal, to find volunteers to transcribe a newly digitized set of ship logs dating back to 1850. The ship logs are from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Revenue Cutter...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The Galaxy Zoo project also incorporates the help of volunteers to map, and classify, the galaxies that have been found via the hundreds of thousands of telescope images. While most of these galaxies take on the classic spiral or elliptical shape, some have...

2012-02-29 11:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the TED Prize Wish made by renowned astronomer Jill Tarter, the TED Prize today launches SETI Live (setilive.org): a site where - for the first time - the public can view data being collected by radio telescopes and collectively help search for intelligent life on other planets. TED, the nonprofit dedicated to Ideas Worth Spreading, established the TED Prize in 2005, born out of a vision by the world's leading...