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).
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. We’re inviting the public into Hubble’s vast science archive to dig out the best unseen Hubble images. Find a great dataset in the Hubble Legacy Archive, adjust the contrast and colours using the simple online tools and submit to our Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Contest Flickr group, and you could win an iPod Touch in our Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Competition. For an extra challenge, why not try using the same software that the professionals use to turn the Hubble data into breath-taking images?
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. L'astronomie citoyenne pour sauver l'humanité - Nouvelles technos. Avec Internet, de plus en plus de programmes de recherche scientifique associent des amateurs éclairés à leurs travaux.
Un site propose même à tous les volontaires d'analyser les millions de données fournies par un observatoire d'astronomie. L'objectif : découvrir une autre planète Terre. Et si vous, internautes, pouviez contribuer à découvrir ce que les astronomes du monde entier cherchent depuis des années : une autre « Terre », à savoir une planète potentiellement habitable ?
Petit rappel. En 1995, deux astronomes découvrent la première planète extrasolaire, baptisée du doux nom de 51 Peg B. A Zooniverse of Galaxies - Agora. 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). We have also nearly finished the process of cresting our ‘heat maps’.
Keep Clicking! All of this doesn’t mean the MWP is over though: far from it. [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: typically this means double-clicking on the file icon when the download is finished. 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.
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