Help find comets skimming by the Sun

Help find comets skimming by the Sun

The Sungrazer Project crowdsources discoveries of comets - over 2,700 of them - from anyone with access to the Internet. Review images collected by Nasa’s solar observatories, find signs of comets skimming over the Sun’s surface, and report your findings… for science!

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Free online courses for amateur space explorers

Free online courses for amateur space explorers

Want to learn more about planetary science and astronomy? Top universities around the world run open online courses that anyone can take - free of charge. You won't get credit or a degree from CalTech or MIT, but you get to learn about space and our place in it from the top scientists in the world.

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Amateurs Help Professionals Study the Giant Planets

Amateurs Help Professionals Study the Giant Planets

Professional planetary scientists with the International Outer Planets Watch depend on amateur observations of the giant planets. Amateurs produce near-continuous coverage of the planets and spot asteroid and comet impacts on Jupiter. Without amateurs' observations, planetary scientists would have a much harder time exploring the outer planets.

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Planet Four crowdsources the Martian landscape

Study the way Mars changes with the seasons. Join over 100,000 amateur space explorers in the Planet Four project as they analyze high-resolution images sent back to Earth by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The catalog you help create will help scientists make better weather forecasts on Mars.

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