DailyDirt: Crowds In Spaaaace…

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Exploring the vastness of space isn’t cheap, but it’s becoming more accessible as the cost of satellites comes down slowly and data from telescopes is shared widely and freely. Citizen scientists can help advance astronomy in a variety of ways, donating time and/or money to projects that need more help. NASA’s budget isn’t exactly huge (compared to other parts of the national budget), so space scientists need all the help they can get. Here are just a few links on the wisdom of the crowd contributing to space exploration.

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Lawrence D?Oliveiro says:

I Wonder What Kind Of Encryption NASA Used...

How does NASA prevent random people from sending unauthorized signals to its spacecraft? Especially old ones like this, and the Pioneer and Voyager probes?nobody had strong encryption back then, certainly nothing that would still be considered strong today. So what?s to prevent someone from taking them over?

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