Globe at Night. Disk Detective. SpaceWarps. Radio Galaxy Zoo. FRIPON - Accueil. Fripon/Vigie Ciel. Andromeda Project. Be A Martian - Why Map Mars? Finding Bubbles in the Milky Way. A huge team of volunteers from the general public has poured over observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and discovered more than 5,000 "bubbles" in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy. Young, hot stars blow these shells out into surrounding gas and dust, highlighting areas of brand new star formation.
Upwards of 35,000 "citizen scientists" sifted through the Spitzer infrared data as part of the online Milky Way Project to find these telltale bubbles. The users have turned up 10 times as many bubbles as previous surveys so far. Volunteers for the project are shown a small section of Spitzers huge infrared Milky Way image (left) that they then scan for cosmic bubbles. Using a sophisticated drawing tool, the volunteers trace the shape and thickness of the bubbles. All of the user drawings can be overlaid on top of one another to form a so-called heat map (middle).
At least five volunteers must flag a candidate bubble before it is included in the final catalog (right). Join the 2012 Hubble's Hidden Treasures Competition. Over two decades in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has made a huge number of observations.
Every week, we publish new images on the ESA/Hubble website. But hidden in Hubble’s huge data archives are still some truly breathtaking images that have never been seen in public. We call them Hubble’s Hidden Treasures — and we’re looking for your help to bring them to light. Astronomie Citoyenne : le Projet Zooniverse. L’Univers est composé de milliards de galaxies chacune abritant des milliards d’étoiles et de planètes.
L’exploration du cosmos est l’exemple même d’une tâche fastidieuse. Sur le site de science participative Zooniverse, des chercheurs associent des amateurs au traitement et à l’analyse de leurs données. Ils proposent aux internautes de classifier des galaxies, de détecter de nouvelles exoplanètes ou d’analyser les cratères lunaires et les éruptions solaires. L'astronomie citoyenne pour sauver l'humanité - Nouvelles technos. A Zooniverse of Galaxies - Agora. 2014 Laureate for Latin America Professor Cecilia BOUZAT Member of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina Professor, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina...
Deputy-Director, Institute of Biochemical Research of Bahía Blanca (INIBIBB), Argentina Honored for her work on understanding the basis of how brain cells communicate among themselves and with the musclesSee More. Zooniverse - Real Science Online. Zooniverse Project Blogs. Galaxy Zoo: Hubble. Moon Zoo. Galaxy Zoo Supernovae.
Galaxyzoo (galaxyzoo) sur Twitter. Planet Hunters. The Milky Way Project. The Milky Way Project. We submitted the first Milky Way Project paper to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) in December and the referee has been very kind to us so far.
We have our fingers crossed for acceptance soon. Thanks to recent media coverage and some awesome buzz at the recent AAS meeting we decided to go ahead and post our paper to the arXiv yesterday. In addition to the paper, which explains how the catalogue was created from all your bubble drawings, we have also made the data available on the MWP site. You can explore the data graphically or download various files on our data page. Data release 1 (DR1) currently consists of a catalogue of large bubbles, a catalogue of small bubbles and a set of ‘heat maps’ (more on that in a moment).
[1201.6357] The Milky Way Project First Data Release: A Bubblier Galactic Disk. Solar Stormwatch. Welcome to IceHunters. The Zooniverse (the_zooniverse) sur Twitter. BOINC : calculez pour la science. BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home, Climateprediction.net, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others.
After installing BOINC on your computer, you can connect it to as many of these projects as you like. You may run this software on a computer only if you own the computer or have the permission of its owner. Tested on the current Ubuntu distribution; may work on others. If available, we recommend that you install a distribution-specific package instead. After downloading BOINC you must install it: Save the file to disk. SETI@home. MilkyWay@home. Einstein@Home. Science participative / crowdsourcing.
Astronomie / astrophysique. Map and measure a million Moon craters! I give talks about asteroid impacts quite often, and sometimes people ask me why we should worry about them.
I reply, "Go outside and look at the Moon. Then tell me we don’t need to worry about asteroid impacts! " The Moon is covered in craters, and it really brings home — literally — the fact that we need to understand impacts better. I’m not being facetious, either. Looking at the Moon is a great way to learn about craters. Well, it depends on how big the team is. I signed up and started right in, and find it somewhat addicting.
The blue circles are craters found using automated software. Sound like fun? And remember: this isn’t just fooling around, this is real science. Moon Mappers.