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Crowdfunding Science


There are a lot of ideas in science that are in competition to be funded. Several good ideas don't win out in the grant proposal process. However times are changing to decentralize the ability to do big science where the citizen scientist can contribute to accomplishing big things. Recently scientists in Project Blue have used crowdfunding to develop the idea to directly image planets in the closest star system to us, Alpha Centauri AB.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/telescopes/news/a28086/researchers-turn-to-crowdfunding-to-find-nearby-planets/


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