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Milky Way Project

Main Project Information
Goal Help scientists learn how stars form.
Task Find, draw bubbles in infrared data from the Spitzer Telescope.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

The Milky Way Project aims to sort and measure our galaxy. We're asking you to help us find and draw bubbles in beautiful infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Understanding the cold, dusty material that we see in these images, helps scientists to learn how stars form and how our galaxy changes and evolves with time.

How to Join

It is recommended you watch the brief tutorial video to understand the basics of the Milky Way Project's Bubble interface. It won't be long before you are expertly annotating and measuring the contents of our galaxy.

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Required Gear

Computer, internet

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags astronomy & space, galaxy, space, space exploration, space science, zooniverse
Project Updated 05/23/2018