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ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science

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  • by jeffb (2.718) (1189693) on Sunday August 17, 2014 @02:19PM (#47689917)

    I'm intrigued. This project seems like a more engaging and worthwhile use of my time than the crowdsourced editing of Slashdot summaries.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by teleyinex (1196425)
      Thanks ;-) I'm the lead developer of Crowdcrafting and its technology PyBossa [pybossa.com] where you can contribute not only to this amazing project, but others like Rural Geolocator [crowdcrafting.org] developed by the Public Health Computing group at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel. Rural Geolocator is geo-referencing houses to fight Malaria, so if you are tired of really amazing pictures from ISS join us also in that project. It's pretty helpful and amazing too :-) Cheers, Daniel PS: Note PyBossa is open-s
  • Melissa at NASA says more than "...taken by astronauts on the station are the highest-resolution night imagery available from orbit..." [kde.org], really? Is the resolution better than 1.3nm? Till that is given this is nothing more than puffery on their part.
    • Melissa at NASA says more than "...taken by astronauts on the station are the highest-resolution night imagery available from orbit..."

      What?

      [kde.org], really?

      What?

      Is the resolution better than 1.3nm?

      At the risk of repeating myself... what?

  • Back when the shuttle was flying and NASA-TV covered the missions, if the crew was sleeping they would often just point the camera at the ground and broadcast that feed. It is a lot harder to identify a part of the earth than you might think, especially when you don't have a good idea of which direction is North.

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