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Target Asteroids! and Target NEOs! are citizen science projects of the NASA OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission that provide data for continued study of near-Earth asteroids. Target Asteroids! is a communication and public engagement project of the OSIRIS-REx mission. Target NEOs! is a...
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Fireballs in the Sky is the award-winning outreach and citizen science program that connects the public with the research of the Desert Fireball Network, based at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Together with NASA, the research project is expanding to become a Global Fireball Observatory that...
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WISE is a NASA mission surveying the whole sky in infrared. This project is looking at stars to find dusty debris disks, similar to our asteroid field. These disks suggest that these stars are in the early stages of forming planetary systems. Learning more about these stars can tell us how our Solar...
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Help NASA analyze more than 1.5 million images taken by astronauts on the International Space Station! We need your help analyzing these images – this is a task only a human like you can accomplish. Please join us in enhancing NASA’s extensive catalogue of astronaut images that can be used for...
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Is there a large planet at the fringes of our solar system awaiting discovery, a world astronomers call Planet Nine? We’re looking for this planet and for new brown dwarfs in the backyard of the solar system using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. But we need...
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Published in 2017
The Eclipse Megamovie Project gathered images of the 2017 solar eclipse from over 1,000 volunteer photographers and amateur astronomers, as well as many more members of the general public. These media assets were stitched together to create an expanded and continuous view of the total eclipse as it...
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Published in 2016
"Six out of 10 people in the US have never seen out Milky Way Galaxy arch across their night sky from where they live. And the problem of light pollution is quickly getting worse. Within a couple of generations in the US, only the national parks will have dark enough skies to see the Milky Way....
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Planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy are known as exoplanets. One way we can detect whether there is a planet orbiting around another star is to look for a dip in a star's brightness as a planet crosses (transits) in front of it. Identifying these exoplanets provides us with a fantastic...
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