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Astronomy buffs, stargazers, and students of all ages will want to check out CosmoQuest, an online community space where citizen scientists can participate in expanding our knowledge of the universe through collaboration with scientists from NASA, OSIRIS-REx, Dawn, and other organizations. While the citizen science aspects of CosmoQuest are on hold (as of this writing), visitors can still find much to inspire on the site. There are frequent blog posts (click on "Space News" in the top menu) covering space missions, emerging scientific research, and the implications of deep-space images from Hubble and other space telescopes. CosmoQuest also produces a podcast, Daily Space, which offers a "roundup of launches, landings, and everyday discoveries," with hosts Pamela L. Gay, Beth Johnson, and Annie Wilson. Perhaps the best aspect of CosmoQuest is the community space created among astronomy lovers. Visitors can join chat boards to talk science, share code or memes, and play games (click on "Forums & Chat" in the top menu), as well as find links to astronomy clubs and other activities. CosmoQuest is a multi-institutional collaboration produced as part of the Planetary Science Institute, a private non-profit dedicated to exploring the Solar System. Readers can stay in touch on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@cosmoquestx on all platforms).
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September 17th, 2021
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August 26th, 2021 at 2:11pm
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August 31st, 2021 at 12:15pm
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