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Crowd sourcing used by astronomers
12-09-2012, 07:54 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's called the andromeda project and they have many people helping to map it. Many hands make short work. They say we are on a collision course with the andomeda galaxy, but I thought all heavenly bodies were expanding away from each other(???).

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Astronomers say it would take them too long to spotlight the star clusters on their own, and that pattern-recognition software isn't good at picking out star clusters. They're turning to Internet "crowdsourcing" to speed things up.

and

"Many people say, 'I don't know what star clusters are going to look like,'" Seth said. "But once you get started, you start seeing a pattern of clusters among individual stars."


http://www.heraldnet.com/article/2012120.../712099900

Here are pics of background galaxies in the andromeda system.

http://www.andromedaproject.org/#!/guide...d-galaxies

12-09-2012, 08:10 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Don't think we have any worries in this lifetime, tis still a good distance from us. The universe is quite dynamic and things happen so slowly I really doubt there will ever be much danger, only change.

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12-09-2012, 08:16 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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I wouldn't mind stargazing if I had the time. panic.gif
12-09-2012, 08:45 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(12-09-2012, 08:16 PM)Octo Wrote:  I wouldn't mind stargazing if I had the time. panic.gif


When are all your classes finished octo? I finished mine and will be looking to take another course in something on the artsy or fun side. I may have a look at amateur astronomy, because it's something I've always been interested in.
12-09-2012, 08:51 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It looks fairly easy once you know how to spot the clusters and such.

Have a look at these examples.

http://www.andromedaproject.org/#!/guide/type/examples
12-09-2012, 11:02 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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(12-09-2012, 08:45 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  When are all your classes finished octo? I finished mine and will be looking to take another course in something on the artsy or fun side. I may have a look at amateur astronomy, because it's something I've always been interested in.


My last deadline before Christmas is Dec. 20th. I have several tests and reports to be handed in before that though gaah.gif The courses are not that long but very intense with a lot of homework. The whole education (international business and logistics) will give me a bachelor of business degree and is expected to take approximately 3.5 years. 13.gif We don't really have artsy fun classes, but I find both the logistics and national economy courses quite interesting.
12-10-2012, 07:44 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(12-09-2012, 11:02 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(12-09-2012, 08:45 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  When are all your classes finished octo? I finished mine and will be looking to take another course in something on the artsy or fun side. I may have a look at amateur astronomy, because it's something I've always been interested in.


My last deadline before Christmas is Dec. 20th. I have several tests and reports to be handed in before that though gaah.gif The courses are not that long but very intense with a lot of homework. The whole education (international business and logistics) will give me a bachelor of business degree and is expected to take approximately 3.5 years. 13.gif We don't really have artsy fun classes, but I find both the logistics and national economy courses quite interesting.


That's a long haul, but I'm sure well worth it in the end. Except I see alot of BAs working at entry level jobs not the managerial jobs they think are waiting for them upon graduation.

I'm ready to apply myself to semi-retirement artsy and fun educational pursuits now where I do not have to hand in reports or write examinations. yay.gif



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