Want to work on some real NASA science? Click on one of the projects below to get started.
Help us understand near-Earth asteroids as part of the preparation for a mission to return a sample from the asteroid Bennu.
Did you see the aurora? Join a world-wide reporting system that will help us understand how activity on the Sun affects the Earth.
Look for interstellar particles in aerogel from the Stardust spacecraft.
Make environmental observations that complement NASA satellite observations to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment.
Report sightings of fireballs to help us understand the early workings to the solar system.
Search the realm beyond Neptune for new brown dwarfs and planets.
Submit landslides that you find in-person or online to a global NASA database of landscape events; your contribution could save lives.
Kelp forests are an important habitat for marine animals. Help us study the history of giant kelp forests around the world and how they are changing over time.
Help us understand and model present and future penguin distributions and population abundances.
Discover and report previously unknown comets in the SOHO and STEREO satellite instrument fields of view.
Help train a computer to think like a scientist to aid the development of future Mars orbital spacecraft.
Help process and analyze images from the JunoCam imager aboard the Juno mission to Jupiter.
Search for asteroids or Trans Neptunian Objects (TNOs). You’ll need to have a group of students or citizen scientists.
Measure lake heights using simple gauges to help us understand how changes in lake volume impact humans and wildlife.
Measure snow depths to help us better understand avalanches, water resources, ecology, and climate change. You’ll need to be somewhere with snow.
Use portable sound recorders to help us identify bird species. You’ll need to be in Sonoma County, California.
Deploy and maintain sensors to help us understand the air quality in your neighborhood. You’ll need to be near Los Angeles, CA, Raleigh, NC or Delhi, India.
Track wildlife by classifying images captured on trail cameras.
Fresh out of high school, I had joined my friend Timothy Dahlum and Dr. Rudi Mattoni at a patch of land squeezed between the runways of LAX and the Pacific Ocean, to search for an elusive, possibly extinct member of the Lycaenidae Family...