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Main Project Information
Goal Help astronomers make awesome discoveries.
Task Use your spare computing power to process radio astronomy data
Where Online only

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.

How to Join

It's very easy, visit and you can start donating your spare computing power immediately. Or you can create a log in and keep track of what you're donating and earn credits.

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Required Gear

A computer!

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Tags astronomy & space, boinc, computers & technology, distributed computing, space
Project Updated 08/05/2017