Space Sciences Help needed to search for new planets

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Planethunters needs people to look at data they've obtained from NASA's Kepler Mission to look for possible planets. They show you what to look for and it gets to be pretty addicting. Every so often they send in a discovery paper with candidate planets on it. Your name may be included as a co-author if you find one that is later determined to be a planet.

http://www.planethunters.org/
 

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Looks interesting. I might have a better look at it later.
 
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They also have other programs people can help with. Anyone can help with any of these, they do all the training online.

Help to transcribe ancient Greek texts - http://ancientlives.org/
Map the surface of the moon - http://www.moonzoo.org/
Track solar storms - http://www.solarstormwatch.com/
Running or reviewing the results of galaxy merger simulations - http://mergers.galaxyzoo.org/
Help decipher what whales are saying - http://whale.fm/ (you have to good at matching sounds for this one)
Transcribe old Royal Navy weather reports to create a climate model - http://www.oldweather.org/
Help map star formation - http://www.milkywayproject.org/
Look for supernovae - http://supernova.galaxyzoo.org
Classify what type a galaxy is - http://www.galaxyzoo.org They have hundreds of thousands of galaxies to classify.
 
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Yay! Thank you thank you for posting about planethunters. I had started quite a few months back but was not having any luck when I was searching, so I stopped and then forgot about it.
I love this kinda stuff.
 

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At first I thought your title said, "need help searching for new parents". What a ditz I am. :confused:

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They've added a new program, Cyclone Center. It's very cool that they may have discovered a new species of worm through their seafloor explorer site. Now I have to go take a look at it.

Here's the email I received from them:
Hello Zooniverse!

It’s still Citizen Science September! Yesterday we launched our brand new project: Cyclone Center (http://cyclonecenter.org). Climate scientists need you to look through 30 years of tropical cylcone images, tracking and classify storms as they race across the globe! Along the way, you'll also learn about many of the famous and a few not-so-famous storms from the past 30 years.

Meanwhile, our new Seafloor Explorer site is still bustling with people from all over the world as they explore amazing HabCam data of seastars and scallops - more than 800,000 seastars have already been recorded (that's more than one per image!), and we may even have found an entirely new, stripy species of worm.

The relaunched Galaxy Zoo has also been a big hit and there are loads of weird and wonderful objects being found as people search through images that have never been seen before.

Check out these projects and more at http://zooniverse.org, and keep a look out because we plan to launch more projects, in more areas of science, very soon.

Thanks for all your help, and we hope to see you on our projects soon.


Chris & the Zooniverse Team