‘Vanishing stars’ citizen science project opens the skies to the public

Stars aren’t supposed to just disappear, but countless bright objects that appeared in the sky in the 1950s no longer do.

In an attempt to solve the mystery, scientists have turned to a burgeoning field known as citizen science, in which ordinary people of all ages around the world can take part in research projects aimed at answering new questions. real scientific questions about our environment, whether on Earth or in space. The citizen science project Disappearance and Appearance of Sources Over a Century of Observations (VASCO), which began in 2017, delves into the archives to see how the stars change.

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