• How you can help scientists study the atmosphere on Jupiter

    11 days ago - By Phys.org

    A new citizen science project, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with support from NASA, allows volunteers to play an important role in helping scientists learn more about the atmosphere on Jupiter. Citizen scientists can help astrophysicists categorize tens of thousands of stunning images taken from the Juno spacecraft with just a web browser.
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  • Citizen scientists are demographically homogenous: The need for a volunteer-centric approach

    11 days ago - By Phys.org

    Over the last century, the contributions of citizen scientists have proven a vital source of scientific data, with projects such as the Christmas Bird Count fueling high-impact research programs. However, less data has been accrued about those who actually participate in these important programs. Writing in BioScience, Bradley Allf and colleagues turn the lens of inquiry to citizen science itself, examining the demographics and participation patterns of the volunteers.
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