Find A Star-Disk

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I chanced upon the Adler Planetarium following a link from the most recent LIGO Magazine that discusses detector characterization. It mentions at the end of that article :

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In addition, collaborations are now being made with the citizen science project Alder Zooniverse to create ‘Glitch Zoo’, a project which will allow the public to help in our work to characterize and eliminate glitches in our interferometers is coming soon. Will you help us in this effort?


... that hasn't been enacted yet, but there is another effort you can contribute to : The Disk Detective Project. NASA has mapped sky areas in the infrared ( WISE ) and computer programs are not the apex when it comes to identifying possible candidates for stars with dusty debris disks. These maybe solar systems in formation, and they need human brains to help ! :-)

This is reminiscent of the Stardust@Home project a few years ago where public contributors went through 'slice' images of aerogel to find dust grains ie. a ( suitably trained ) human mind can find patterns better than computers.

Zooniverse is the overarching research entity here.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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In addition, collaborations are now being made with the citizen science project Alder Zooniverse to create ‘Glitch Zoo’, a project which will allow the public to help in our work to characterize and eliminate glitches in our interferometers is coming soon. Will you help us in this effort?

... that hasn't been enacted yet

Is that different from Gravity Spy? (claims spotter fee) Zoouniverse meets LIGO glitches.

That project will launch in July - seems to be doing something very similar?

I chuckled at the various categories, Extremely loud, Koi fish etc.

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In addition, collaborations are now being made with the citizen science project Alder Zooniverse to create ‘Glitch Zoo’, a project which will allow the public to help in our work to characterize and eliminate glitches in our interferometers is coming soon. Will you help us in this effort?

... that hasn't been enacted yet

Is that different from Gravity Spy? (claims spotter fee) Zoouniverse meets LIGO glitches.

That project will launch in July - seems to be doing something very similar?


That's the one, "crunching with eyeballs" : good one ! :-)

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I chuckled at the various categories, Extremely loud, Koi fish etc.


Cool isn't it ? Whatever floats your boat !

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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