3 incredible examples of citizen science in action

The work of citizen scientists can be crucial to the success of large-scale science projects. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

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General view of Lascaux 4, a new complete replica of the original prehistoric painted caves.
A replica of the Lascaux cave paintings, which revealed an early writing system. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
Multiple images showing cave markings.
A series of small markings in cave paintings represent an early lunar calendar. Image: Cambridge Archaeological Journal et al.

A Gif showing a part of the Earth changing through time.
The IMAGE satellite sent back startling pictures of the polar auroras before it was lost. Image: Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio/Tom Bridgman


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