Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Win Big Bucks From NASA for Asteroid Hunting

NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest series kicks of March 17th by offering $35,000 in awards  to "citizen scientists"  who come up with improved programs that can be used to identify asteroids. 

Interested people are urged to visit this site  for more information - http://bit.ly/AsteroidHunters

From the article :
  • The Asteroid Data Hunter contest series challenges participants to develop significantly improved algorithms to identify asteroids in images captured by ground-based telescopes. The winning solution must increase the detection sensitivity, minimize the number of false positives, ignore imperfections in the data, and run effectively on all computer systems.
 According to the NASA.Gov article competitions like this are more and more needful.  -
  • Current asteroid detection initiatives are only tracking one percent of the estimated objects that orbit the Sun.
For more info, check the complete article on-site HERE 

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