Doing Real Science At Home

The internet has allowed people to engage in science research projects since the inception of the SETI@Home screensaver that appeared more than 10 years ago.

These days, people can engage with several such distributed computing projects, from modeling climate change to medicinal research.

But the likelihood of any one individual finding anything of significance is very small. That’s where projects like Stardate M83 come in. These are research projects that anyone can engage in without needing to download and install software. You simply go to a site and follow the instructions to complete a task.

In this case, it’s identifying how old star clusters are. As it turns out, people are far better at this task than computers.

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