Do you know that it is possible to do research without (yet!) being a scientist? In their quest to understand our Universe, astronomers need to collect large amounts of data, such as rock samples, sky observations, and pictures. They collect so much data that they can’t handle it by themselves! As computers are not good enough to visually classify some of these images, scientists came up with the idea of setting up online platforms where everyone interested could help them. With thousands of eyes and hands, their research work can go faster.
This is what we call Citizen Science and you can be a part of it.
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