Aim for the Stars! Citizen Scientists Identify 10,000 New Variable Stars

November 12, 2021

Aim for the Stars! Citizen Scientists Identify 10,000 New Variable Stars

Image
Galazy from Getty Images
Description

By examining data from the Ohio State-run All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), volunteer citizen scientists around the world identified 10,000 new variable stars, discoveries that were recently published by ASAS-SN analyst Collin Christy and astronomy doctoral student (and member of CCAPP) Tharindu Jayasinghe.

To read more about how 3,100 citizens aided the never-ending mission to explore the Milky Way, click here.