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Launching the VASCO citizen science project

  title={Launching the VASCO citizen science project},
  author={Beatriz Villarroel and Kristiaan Pelckmans and E. Solano and Mikael Laaksoharju and Abel Souza and Onyeuwaoma Nnaemeka Dom and Khaoula Laggoune and Jamal Mimouni and Lars Mattsson and Johan Soodla and Diego Castillo and Matthew E. Shultz and Rubby Aworka and S'ebastien Comer'on and Stefan Geier and Geoff Marcy and Alok C. Gupta and Josefine Bergstedt and Rudolf Bar and Bart Buelens and M Almudena Prieto and Cristina Ramos-Almeida and Dismas Simiyu Wamalwa and Martin J. Ward},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
The Vanishing \& Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations (VASCO) project investigates astronomical surveys spanning a 70 years time interval, searching for unusual and exotic transients. We present herein the VASCO Citizen Science Project, that uses three different approaches to the identification of unusual transients in a given set of candidates: hypothesis-driven, exploratory-driven and machine learning-driven (which is of particular benefit for SETI searches). To address the big… Expand
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