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2012 Hubble's Hidden Treasures Competition

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NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
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Goal Search the Hubble Space Telescope archive for amazing images.
Task Uncover stunning pictures for the whole world to enjoy.
Where Online only
Description

You are invited to the Hubble Space Telescope's vast science archive to dig out the best unseen Hubble images -- and win prizes!

Over two decades in orbit, Hubble has made a huge number of observations. But hidden in Hubble’s huge data archives are still some truly breathtaking images that have never been seen in public. The archive is so vast that nobody really knows the full extent of what Hubble has observed.

This is where you come in. Researchers need you to find and tweak Hubble observations using a set of simple online tools. If you're feeling saucy, you can find Hubble observations and then process them using professional astronomical imaging software. You can win various Apple products and goodies.

Competition ends May 31, 2012.

How to Join

Before getting started, read the competition tutorial: http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/hiddentreasures/archive/

Hubble’s Hidden Treasures 2012: Find and tweak Hubble observations using a set of simple online tools. It’s easy and fun, and anyone can take part. Top prize: Apple iPod Touch and goodies. http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/hiddentreasures/contest/

Hubble’s Hidden Treasures 2012 Image Processing: Find Hubble observations and then process them using professional astronomical imaging software. An extra challenge for amateur astronomers or people keen to learn about astronomical image processing. Top prize: Apple iPad and goodies. http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/hiddentreasures/processingcontest/

Website http://www.spacetelescope.org/projects/hiddentreasures/
Required Gear

A computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Class Materials none
Tags nasa, space, telescope
Project Updated 04/21/2017