Dark Skies ISS

Classify night-time images to help study light pollution originating from cities.

What is Dark Skies ISS?

Currently, the Johnson Space Center database contains around 1,800,000 images. However, the number of classified images is significantly smaller, and there is no efficient technique for classifying night-time images. This is where you can help. The main objective is to study light pollution originating from cities for eliminating energy wastage and as well as the destruction of our mighty ecosystem.

What do you do?

This is a really simple application. It loads a photograph taken from the ISS and asks you to classify it. This way, you help researchers in sorting out patterns that a computer cannot recognise.

Relations with school topics

Atmosphere, biodiversity, the science of astronomy

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