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Participation fee $0
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Spend the time indoors
Location online
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Required Gear:

A computer!


theSkyNet


Help astronomers make awesome discoveries.
Use your spare computing power to process radio astronomy data

Play your part and help discover our Universe! Have a computer? Want to help astronomers make awesome discoveries and understand our Universe? Then theSkyNet needs you! Your computer is bored. It has spare computing power nearly all the time that could be used to do something cool. So why not let it? By connecting 100s and 1000s of computers together through the Internet, it's possible to simulate a single machine capable of doing some pretty amazing stuff. That's what theSkyNet is all about - using your spare computing power to process radio astronomy data.




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