Every second, about 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body unnoticed. At the South Pole, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory detects these elusive particles and works to identify their astronomical origins to help unlock mysteries of the universe. Such an undertaking requires a massive amount of data, with one terabyte of data recorded daily by IceCube. But organizing the data can be labor intensive. This is where the public can help.
Starting today, volunteers from anywhere can participate in the Name that Neutrino project led by IceCube researchers at Drexel University, which asks users to categorize IceCube data. Through the Zooniverse platform, volunteers can join in from the convenience of their own computer or phone. Name that Neutrino is open to everyone and will run for about 10 weeks.
Read the full story at https://icecube.wisc.edu/news/2023/03/help-icecube-decode-signals-from-outer-space/
Want to get involved? Here’s how:
- Click on the link: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/icecubeobservatory/name-that-neutrino
- Click “Get Started” to begin.
- Click “Tutorial” to learn about how to classify signals.
- Watch the brief video and pick one of the five categories for signals.
- Check out the “Field Guide” for more examples and information.