Citizen-science project ‘Fading Stars’ opens the sky to the public

A starry sky seen in Thailand.
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Stars don’t just have to disappear, but countless bright objects that once appeared in the sky in the 1950s are already disappearing.

To try to solve the mystery, scientists have turned to a field known as citizen science, where everyday people from around the world can participate in research projects aimed at answering real scientific questions about our environment. Place or in space. The citizen science project Absent and Visible Sources in the Age of Observations (VASCO), launched in 2017, goes into the archives to see what the archives are like. stars they change.

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