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IceInvestigators on CosmoQuest

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Published on May 20, 2012

Join Ice Investigators, the newest project produced by CosmoQuest.

Explore images taken with some of the world's largest telescopes, and look for small specks of light reflected off of Icy Worlds in the outer solar system.

These may be some of strangest looking images you've ever seen. Each images is actually the result of taking two sets of pictures separated by hours of days in time. These images are subtracted from one another, removing the cores of stars, and erasing objects that aren't moving or changing brightness. Moving objects like Kuiper Belt objects move between images and appear as small solid blobs of light. These transient features are waiting for you to find them, and mark them, one by one in Ice Investigators.

Ice Investigators is part of CosmoQuest, an online research community that invites you to be part of modern space exploration . From the Moon to the Outer Solar System, our science projects let you join collaborations with NASA scientists, while our online seminars, star parties, and news roundups help you learn and keep to date with astronomy and space exploration.

Become part of a vibrant community of people striving to learn and do science. Join Ice Investigators on CosmoQuest. Be a part of exploring our universe. Together, we are, cosmoquest.

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