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Citizen Scientists Spot Candidates for Planet Nine

This coincidence could be explained by a giant, unseen "perturber ... or 150 million kilometers.) The hunt for Planet Nine is now on, as shown by the ANU-led effort, which involved the citizen-science ... read more

Turn your primary pupils into a real-life science research team (sponsored)

Science is important ... of more than 2,500 exoplanets (planets that orbit other stars in our galaxy). There is still a huge amount of unclassified data from Kepler to be analysed and Exoplanet ... read more

Big Find: Citizen Scientists Discover Two Extrasolar Planets

The first two exoplanet candidates have been identified by members of the public through the citizen science project Planet Hunters. The project, which began in December 2010, uses public archive data ... read more

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Water Worlds, Tatooines, and Earth Twins: Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope's Greatest Hits

After three and a half years, NASA’s prolific planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is getting ready ... a planet found using Kepler data -- but not by astronomers. Instead, a citizen science group ... read more


The unending hunt for Planet Nine, our solar system's hidden world

The hunt can quickly spiral into obsession. Forbes first got involved about 18 months ago, after seeing a television documentary inviting volunteers to join the Backyard Worlds citizen science project ... read more

What Is Citizen Science Good For? Birds, Butterflies, Big Data

No matter how unhip you feel wearing waders or hauling a butterfly net, citizen science is cool. That’s obvious from the boom in online projects that let you count penguins, hunt planets ... useful ... read more

The Quest to Discover Another Earth

Jumbo Planets, Perhaps with Temperate Moons Earlier in the day, the Planet Hunters citizen science ... gas giant planets in our own solar system, three of them (Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune) have ... read more

Is There a Giant Planet Lurking Beyond Pluto?

Plugging numbers for the six most distant TNOs into quick calculations on the blackboard, Batygin realized that the “perturber” must be a giant planet, also on a highly ... Laudable as these ... read more

The People of Earth Need You to Hunt for Asteroids

To be more asteroid conscious, a new citizen science project called Asteroid Zoo asks you, the peaceful citizens of planet Earth, to lend your hands ... His group, along with citizen science giant ... read more

A small planet, a giant leap for planet hunting

In what researchers are calling a milestone, a team of US astronomers has detected what may be the most Earth-like planet yet orbiting a dwarf star ... and Physical Sciences Directorate at the ... read more

Telescope Apps Help Amateurs Hunt for Exoplanets

HD141399 hosts four giant, gaseous planets of comparable ... to exoplanetary science. The two apps produced by the APF team make amateur scientists part of the hunt. These applications join the ... read more

Where's Planet Nine? Citizen Scientists Spot 4 Possible Candidates

This coincidence could be explained by a giant, unseen "perturber ... or 150 million kilometers.) The hunt for Planet Nine is now on, as shown by the ANU-led effort, which involved the citizen-science ... read more



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