U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

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Discovery 1.2 billion light years away could provide new clues to how the Universe works MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (06/28/16) — Two volunteer participants in an international crowdsourcing research project have discovered a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away with help from astronomers at the University of Minnesota. The two citizen scientists independently […]

University of Minnesota part of national crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegrams

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Minnesota-built crowdsourcing technology to spark curiosity and develop critical-thinking skills among students MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (06/21/16) — The University of Minnesota is part of a national effort led by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens to gain new insights into the U.S. Civil War with an innovative crowdsourcing project. The project involves […]