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Public invited to test new tool to study Earth using photos taken by ISS astronauts

03 October 2017

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CosmoQuest's Image Detective, a NASA-funded citizen science project, invites the public to identify Earth features in photographs taken by astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS).

Citizen scientists are asked to help identify geographic features (natural or human-made) in astronaut photographs and then determine the location on Earth where the photo is centred. CosmoQuest is led by principal investigator Dr. Pamela L. Gay from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP).

Source: Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Image credit: Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES)/Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit - Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, in the Cupola, an ESA-built observatory module of the International Space Station (ISS).

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