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Roger E. Moore
2021-Jan-15, 01:26 PM
Is our solar system located in a typical Milky Way neighborhood? Scientists have gotten closer to answering this question, thanks to the NASA-funded Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project, a "citizen science" collaboration between professional scientists and members of the public. Scientists tapped into the worldwide network of 150,000 volunteers using Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 to find new examples of brown dwarfs.

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Citizen_Scientists_Help_Create_3D_Map_of_Cosmic_Ne ighborhood_999.html

Copernicus
2021-Jan-26, 06:16 PM
Is our solar system located in a typical Milky Way neighborhood? Scientists have gotten closer to answering this question, thanks to the NASA-funded Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project, a "citizen science" collaboration between professional scientists and members of the public. Scientists tapped into the worldwide network of 150,000 volunteers using Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 to find new examples of brown dwarfs.

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Citizen_Scientists_Help_Create_3D_Map_of_Cosmic_Ne ighborhood_999.htmlAre these people actually looking for brown dwarfs or are we using their computer power and they are just donating computer power. It is not clear to me.

publiusr
2021-Jan-31, 09:05 AM
I think there are glass or Lexan cubes with bubbles in them representing the positions of local stars, maybe galaxies would be a next step.