By Emily Velasco
Imagine that you had a beautifully illustrated book where each page was overflowing with vivid colors and fantastic imagery. Imagine you were tasked with looking through the book to find clues to solving a mystery. Now imagine that book was 77,000 pages long.
That’s what it’s like for researchers of the Milky Way Project, an online scientific endeavor based at Cal Poly Pomona that involves combing through images of our galaxy in search of knowledge about how stars are born.
The scale of the undertaking is vast. By most estimates, the …