Amateur Space Weekly - October 25

Amateur Space Weekly - October 25

The White House supports student space explorers with CubeSat design contest, Nasa opens Sample Return Robot Challenge, amateurs help discover exocomets (but not aliens), and more in this week's roundup of amateur space news.

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Funding the search for dark matter with citizen science

Funding the search for dark matter with citizen science

Milkyway@Home faces a second year without federal grants. Fortunately the project's community of citizen scientists are coming to the rescue. Learn more about the crowdfunding effort to help Dr. Heidi Newberg and her minions continue the search for the Milky Way Galaxy's hidden dark matter.

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MilkyWay@home's volunteers rescue the crowdsourced search for dark matter

MilkyWay@home's volunteers rescue the crowdsourced search for dark matter

The MilkyWay@home Project lets more than 160,000 amateur space explorers create a virtual global supercomputer that’s mapping the Milky Way’s invisible dark matter and simulating the Galaxy’ collisions with other galaxies. Now America’s science funding crunch puts MilkyWay@home in jeopardy. Can the crowdsourced project’s volunteer community come to the rescue?

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