Data Strategy

July 12, 2007

Open data astronomy

Filed under: Data Collection, Open Data — chucklam @ 2:23 pm

I started writing this post on open data astronomy some time ago, and damn… I got scooped by Read/WriteWeb today with their article on Galaxy Zoo and other “distributed brain” projects. Galaxy Zoo, like Stardust@Home and Clickworkers, asks volunteers over the Web to label astronomy features (galaxies, moon craters, etc.) on images. These data help astronomers do better analysis. I actually had referenced Clickworkers for my PhD thesis under the Open Mind Initiative.

Also see my previous post on open data genetics.

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