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CosmoQuest Image Detective - Help Astronauts Analyse Photos From Space

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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published October 19th 2017
Because astronauts forget to label stuff
Help NASA analyse more than 1.5 million images taken by astronauts at the International Space Station!

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Sunrise over New Zealand, photo by astronaut Scott Kelly, Public Domain.

NASA is working to build a library of more than 1.5 million photographs taken by astronauts, but they need help to identify and label the parts of Earth in the photos. Using Image Detective you can work from your home computer to view the astronaut images and identify features or even try to find the exact location on Earth depicted in the photo. You will be helping to create a resource for scientists and anyone curious and interested to explore and find areas of interest.

Image Detective is a Citizen Science project, ie. science done by ordinary people which, like science done by scientists, has the potential to contribute to our collective understanding of the universe. The more NASA's funding is cut, the more important projects like Image Detective become. Join in and help create a fascinating resource for science and education.
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Why? To take part in citizen science
Where: At your own computer
Cost: Free
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