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Photo of a shadow on Jupiter's moon
Citizen Science
Apr 27, 2022
Citizen scientist Thomas Thomopoulos created this enhanced-color image using raw data from the JunoCam instrument (Figure A). At the time the raw image was taken, the Juno spacecraft was about 44,000 miles (71,000 kilometers) above Jupiter’s cloud tops, at a latitude of about 55 degrees south, and... Read More
Earth, Citizen Science
Apr 21, 2022
It's almost Earth Day – looking for ways to celebrate? Show you care by becoming a NASA citizen scientist! Our citizen science programs are collaborations with NASA scientists and members of the public.
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Citizen Science
Apr 18, 2022
We’re welcoming three new members of our NASA Headquarters citizen science team!
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Citizen Science
Apr 7, 2022
The FjordPhyto citizen science project has joined the NASA family! This project is a collaboration between researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (USA) and tour vessel members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators.
FjordPhyto citizen scientists collect seawater and phytoplankton samples to investigate the changing polar marine environment.
Citizen Science
Mar 31, 2022
April is Citizen Science Month! And this month, scientists from four NASA citizen science projects will be speaking live at “Citizen Science for the Stars” on April 13 at 6pm PT/ 9 pm ET. 
Citizen Science for the Stars
Citizen Science
Mar 2, 2022
Come join HamSCI, the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation, at its fifth annual workshop! March 18-19, 2022 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. HamSCI is a community of amateur radio operators working together to advance science—now a member of the NASA citizen science... Read More
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Citizen Science
Oct 5, 2021
This season’s theme is Co-creating a NASA Citizen Science Data Prime. The events in this series are designed to leverage internal and external NASA knowledge to co-create a quick reference list of the data issues to consider and some of the best practices and resources that can inform... Read More
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Citizen Science
Jul 2, 2021
NASA is funding 23 new awards from across the U.S. to develop or support citizen science projects and research. Citizen science projects foster collaboration between scientists and interested members of the public.  
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Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System, Citizen Science
May 26, 2021
During its 33rd low pass over the cloud tops of Jupiter on April 15, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured the intriguing evolution of a feature in the giant planet’s atmosphere known as “Clyde’s Spot.”
Spot on Jupiter
Citizen Science
May 14, 2021
Learn how you can help NASA conduct scientific research at CitSciCon, a virtual event with interactive activities taking place May 21 – 22, 2021.
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Earth, Citizen Science
Apr 22, 2021
Citizen science is a great way to study our beautiful planet. We are #ConnectedByEarth. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station mention the importance of citizen science to studying Earth’s climate.  
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Citizen Science
Feb 11, 2021
Join us in acknowledging and celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Thursday, February 11th. This day of observance was established to recognize the critical role women and girls must play in when it comes to science and technology, as well as highlight the importance of... Read More
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Citizen Science
Jan 13, 2021
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... Read More
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Citizen Science
Dec 16, 2020
NASA’s Citizen Science Program is being featured on the NASA Science Live show. The episode, which premieres Wednesday, December 16th highlights a few of NASA’s Citizen Science projects. This is really special because it gives viewers an opportunity to JOIN IN, to not only learn about great... Read More
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Citizen Science
Dec 1, 2020
From conducting projects designed to study our planet’s biodiversity to studying the Sun andunderstanding planets outside our solar system, NASA-funded citizen science projects harness the collective strength of the public to analyze data and conduct scientific research.