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Do you want to work at NASA?  These are 43 citizen science projects aimed at doing real science

Do you want to work at NASA? These are 43 citizen science projects aimed at doing real science

Anyone can be a citizen scientist and contribute to NASA projects
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those known as “Citizen scientists” they Professional volunteers in the field of science or people with no prior knowledge, who collaborate on real research projects. This has helped make thousands of important scientific discoveries.

More than 519 NASA citizen scientists They have been selected as co-authors of peer-reviewed scientific publications.

NASA citizen science projects are open to everyone around the worldIt is not limited to citizens or residents of the United States. If you want to work in real science for NASA, you can choose the project you like best from those listed in this report.

Observer Globo

Citizen science application “Watcher of the World” give permission to Volunteers collect different types of data using their mobile phones and join the Global Learning and Observations for the Environment (GLOBE) community.. The data is used in various projects to track changes in the environment to support scientific research of the Earth system.

Anyone with a mobile phone or laptop can participate in the GLOBE Observer project.

The resulting open dataset is available to scientists and Used by students of all agesand conduct a variety of research projects around the world. Globe program.

Landslide Reporter

Landslides affect almost all countries, Killing people and destroying billions of dollars worth of property every year. Web application Landslide Reporter It allows it to help improve scientific modeling and emergency response to mitigate these disasters.

To be a citizen scientist on this project, you must take important preventive measures such as: making sure you are a safe distance from any landslides you encounter; Even if the landslide appears to be over, there is still the possibility of falling rocks or unstable debris.

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Landslide Reporter
Landslide activity is possible at any time in Southeast Asia, according to NASA’s Landslide Hazard Assessment for Situational Awareness model. Credits: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio.

Through this application, Volunteers contribute observations and reports to the world’s largest open catalog of landslidesthe Collaborative Open Online Repository for Landslides (COOLR), which is used by researchers around the world.

Mapping penguin populations and expected dynamics

I don’t want to Penguin’s application for mapping population dynamics and forecasting. An open access decision support tool created by Oceanitesa non-governmental organization dedicated to counting penguins in Antarctica.

Anyone with a laptop can do a penguin population mapping project.

It connects directly to the Antarctic Penguin Biodiversity Project database It allows Antarctic enthusiasts and interested parties to explore and download the latest publicly available penguin census records for the entire white continent.

Nemo Net

that it iPad game A single-player game in which players help NASA classify coral reefs by drawing 3D and 2D pictures of coral reefs. Players can rank other players’ rankings and move up the food chain as they explore and rank coral reefs and other environments and shallow sea creatures from locations around the world.

Lake Notes

this project It combines direct observations of lake elevation by volunteers with satellite maps. These measurements of the lakes’ height and surface area reveal how the volumes of water in them change, which is an essential step in answering questions such as: How does water move in and out of lakes and surrounding lands? Does precipitation, groundwater level, or evaporation affect the water level more? How can we best protect the lake’s fresh water for future generations?

Rain or snow on the mountain

Mountain rain or snow“It asks its citizen scientists to tell them about rain and snow near them to support better prediction of climate and water resources.

Did you know that most weather stations cannot tell whether it is raining or snowing? There is still no better way to view what falls from the sky than with the human eye!

Precipitation type reports are sent via the project’s smartphone navigation tool It will help scientists understand the shortcomings of current technology.

Clouds on Mars

Clouds are drivers and products of the planet’s climate. How does this work on Mars? NASA invites you to join them as they discover the secrets of the Red Planet’s atmospherewhich is completely different from Earth.

Clouds on Mars
Example of a mesosphere cloud seen from Earth by NASA’s Curiosity spacecraft. Image source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS.

Anyone with a mobile phone or laptop can do this project. All you have to do is do a very short training of about 15 minutes onlineYou’ll learn how to recognize the clear pattern of clouds in graphical data collected by the Mars Climate Sounder on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Hunters of planet TESS

Exoplanets are planets outside our solar system orbiting stars outside the sun, and if you join as a citizen scientist, you could discover the next planet!

Join the project Tess the planet of hunters, Volunteers will learn to read light curves (Graphs light data from distant stars) to find telltale signs of orbiting exoplanets.

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Each citizen scientist will then examine the data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission to begin their own research. Planet Hunters TESS is available in English, French and Spanish.

Are we alone in the universe?

This project uses the largest fully steerable radio telescope on Earth to search for evidence of civilizations in the galaxy. They will be able to help identify promising signals in the data. For this project You only need 2-4 minutes to fill out the form online and from an internet connected device.

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They will learn how to identify common types of radio frequency interference (RFI) to filter out the noise and find signals that could indicate extraterrestrial intelligence. These classifications will also be used to develop artificial intelligence tools to speed up the research process.

Planet 9

Some astronomers think there may be a large planet on the outskirts of our solar system, a world they call Planet Nine. That’s why NASA invites you to join the search for new planets and objects They resemble planets called “brown dwarfs” that are close to the Sun.

More than 40 volunteers became co-authors of scientific articles published through this project

Citizen scientists will examine the sky images I took Mission wise From NASA and search for moving objects. They will simply report their discoveries while keeping in touch with other scientists and volunteers. This long-term project has discovered more than 3,800 new brown dwarfs and published dozens of scientific papers.