Monday, 3 February 2014

Zooniverse (Update)

We have a new space-based project: Disk Detective. We need your help to scour infrared data from NASA’s WISE spacecraft. Disk Detective is backed by a team of astronomers that need your help to look at data of stars to try and find dusty debris disks – similar to our asteroid field. These disks suggest that these stars are in the early stages of forming planetary systems.

To take part you have to visit and look through flipbook-style sets of images made up of multiple-wavelength data from each star. You watch the object change as you move from shorter, optical wavelengths to longer infrared wavelength data.

Follow along for updates from the science team on the Disk Detective blog, on Twitter and on Facebook too.

In the meantime try it out at


Rob and the Zooniverse Team

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