According to information, NASA has taken some pictures from space. The trick is to spot the harmful algae in these pictures. NASA has named it ‘Tick Tick Bloom’. Participants participating in the challenge have to study inland water bodies to identify toxic algae. Click to apply.
NASA has kept different prizes in this competition. The winner will be given 12 thousand dollars i.e. about 9.80 lakh rupees. For the second and third prizes, $ 9 thousand (about Rs 7.35 lakh) and $ 6 thousand (about Rs 4.89 lakh) will be given respectively. NASA has told that the top 5 winners will have to submit an article. In this, it has to be told which method he used to identify the algae. NASA has said that the two best write-ups will be given $ 2,000 and $ 1,000.
You can participate in this competition till 17 February. Algae are found in watery places. Due to too much growth, bloom occurs in these too. If an alga becomes poisonous, it releases dangerous toxins. Both humans and animals can be affected by coming in contact with them.
This type of algae is also present in the water bodies of America. The space agency wants to identify them, for which it has organized this competition. According to information, coming in contact with toxic substances found in algae can lead to paralysis in humans. In many cases death can also occur.
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