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tveric
Jul 12, 2007, 12:43 PM
This isn't a folding-type thing; this requires you to actually interact.

To read about it:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/07/12/galaxy.internet.ap/index.html

To actually do it:

http://www.galaxyzoo.org/

If you're wasting time online, this beats playing Super Collapse or whatever.

Don't panic
Jul 12, 2007, 01:56 PM
If you're wasting time online, this beats playing Super Collapse or whatever.
but then it wouldn't be time wasting anymore, would it?

Leareth
Jul 12, 2007, 07:04 PM
I signed up

did the trial got 15/15 yay
now I can proceed and maybe contribute something in my spare time...

EricNau
Jul 12, 2007, 07:18 PM
I signed up. Not sure how much free time I'll have to do this, but it sounds like fun.

I did the trial and got 12/15. Meh. I was hoping for at least 14.
...When I was going through the tutorial, I got 59/60.

SuperCompu2
Jul 12, 2007, 07:36 PM
I too got a 12/15. Tricky challenge, fun too.

I will definitely consider this site next time I'm sitting idly in a WiFi hotspot.

Dont Hurt Me
Jul 12, 2007, 07:42 PM
Astronomy is so cool, this is very interesting to say the least. We should be more focused on Asteroids and the next one coming our way. Nasa, Seti and grandma could have my computer for that one.

tveric
Jul 12, 2007, 08:26 PM
I think you've been watching too many Hollywood Doomsday epics.

Anyway, it sounds like scientists have a pretty good handle on the NEA threat without the help of all our personal computing power.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-Earth_asteroid#The_NEA_threat

tveric
Jul 12, 2007, 08:27 PM
but then it wouldn't be time wasting anymore, would it?

Thank you for redundantly making my point for me.

Legolamb
Jul 22, 2007, 07:34 PM
Thank you for this link, Tveric. I've signed up.
These kinds of articles are a real perk of MR.