We're empowering the more than 20 million owners of DSLR cameras to become citizen scientists - adding valuable data to an artificial intelligence platform capable of detecting asteroids within seconds.
Onward and Skyward
How To Be Involved
DSLR Owners = Citizen Scientists
You can help detect asteroid activity by turning your DSLR camera into a gathering machine for science. Check out the instructions and signup to be part of The Project NERO photo capture team.
Astrophysicists + Scientists
We're looking for astrophysicists and members of the scientific community to help us validate and improve our astrophotography processes. Your input will help empower and activate our international team of citizen scientists.
NERO's computational intelligence platform will recognize NEO's from photography provided by citizen scientists. Experts in computer vision, image processing technology and machine learning can help us make this possible.
NERO is an open source initiative. From NASA to Cannon, Nikon, and the ESA, to Amazon Web Services, and Yahoo - we're looking for collaborative relationships to helps us protect the earth from asteroid danger.
How this will work
A birds-eye view of the process
Learn about astrophotography and how you can use your DSLR camera to capture night sky images as a citizen scientist.
Download our detailed DSLR Field Guide and other tools to extend your equipment's astrophotography capabilities.
Upload your photos and the system will auto-locate, categorize and attribute your images. You'll get credit and make a difference.
Once our AI platform is activated, your photos will be analyzed to detect anomalies that will indicate a potential asteroid threat.
Who's Currently Involved
PARTNERS ACROSS INDUSTRIES ARE MOVING THIS OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE FORWARD
A Powerful Approach To Planetary Defense
Forging The Future Of Astrophysical Collabroation
"Protecting the planet from the threat of asteroid impact means first knowing where they are,” said Jenn Gustetic, Prizes and Challenges Program executive. “By opening up the search for asteroids, we are harnessing the potential of innovators and makers and citizen scientists everywhere to help solve this global challenge."
- NASA "Grand Challenge" for Near Earth Objects.
View the NERO strategic overview.
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