Distributed Computing Projects in Aerospace

NASA Social Networking & Collaboration: http://www.nasa.gov/collaborate/

Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

“SETI@home searches for possible evidence of radio transmissions from extraterrestrial intelligence using observational data from the Arecibo radio telescope.”
12/4/2008 10:07:39 AM

“SETI@home, which is focused on analyzing radio-telescope data to find evidence of intelligent signals from space, hosted by the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley”

Cosmology@Home — searches for the model that best describes our universe and finds the range of physical cosmology models that agree with the available data. (Beta)
Physics & Astronomy Departments, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

— creating a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Uses the BOINC.

Einstein@Home searches for gravitational waves from continuous wave sources, which may include pulsars. Einstein@Home is a distributed computing project hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and running on the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) software platform.

Distributed Human Computing Projects in Aerospace

NASA Mars Images:

Help identify landforms in these images from the HiRISE camera, one of the instruments on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and call attention to interesting features in images taken from a previous orbiter.

Galaxy Zoo -- Classification of galaxy types from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. “We need thousands of people to inspect galaxy images and to classify them as spiral or elliptical.”

— DHC: monitoring the impact hazard posed by near-Earth objects. (Alpha)

Stardust@home — DHC: Scans/Analyzes the collection grid from a recent NASA mission to capture particles from a comet.

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