NASA needs you; Goddard has a new blog

Wednesday - 6/30/2010, 2:54pm EDT

Space is a big place, and even with their giant telescopes, astronomers just can't cover it all. This is where you come in. Yes, you, according to Wired. Astronomy is one of the few scientific fields where amateur scientists can, and frequently do, make significant contributions. But now space scientists are increasingly also looking to people with little or no training for help with their research. Sometimes they are looking for free labor for tasks that humans can still do better than computers, like identifying different types of galaxies. Other times it's numbers of eyes on the sky or feet on the ground they're after. But more and more, they are finding ways to get regular citizens involved.

Also: Check out Goddard Space Flight's new blog: Geeked at Goddard.



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