New Project – Gravity Spy!

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I’m thrilled to tell you about a brand new Zooniverse project – Gravity Spy

Astrophysicists need your help in the search for gravitational waves!
On September 14th 2015, a century after Einstein predicted the existence of ripples in spacetime known as gravitational waves, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first direct detection of this elusive phenomenon. Being the most sensitive and most complicated gravitational experiment ever created, LIGO is susceptible to a variety of non-cosmic artifacts known as glitches.
By selecting the right classification for a given glitch, you can teach computers to do this classification themselves on much larger datasets. Through the Gravity Spy project, you can help scientists identify all of the glitch shapes and open up an even bigger window into the gravitational wave universe.
Get involved now at www.gravityspy.org.

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