Milkyway@Home uses volunteer computers for creating a three-dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy.

What is Milkyway@Home ?

Milkyway@Home uses volunteered computing resources and creates a highly accurate three-dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy. These models tells us how the Milky Way galaxy was formed and how tidal tails develop when galaxies merge. This project enables research in both astroinformatics and computer science.

What do you do?

Follow the instructions given on the webpage for installing the software and registering. Then, let your computer work towards advancing science!

Relations with school topics

The origins and structure of the Universe, the science of astronomy, astroinformatics

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