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Where's Planet Nine? Citizen scientists spot 4 possible candidates

This coincidence could be explained by a giant, unseen "perturber ... distance — about 93 million miles.) The hunt for Planet Nine is now on, as shown by the ANU-led effort, which involved the citizen ... read more

When the Hell Will We Find Planet Nine?

The hunt for Planet 9—a hypothetical ... these objects actually reinforces the idea that Planet 9 is out there. “Honestly, if I could control the future, I would have one of those citizen science proj... 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 fo... read more

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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 citizen-s... read more

From the Comfort of Home, Web Users May Have Found New Planets

Since the online citizen science project Planet Hunters launched last December ... Despite those differences, one of the two candidates could be a rocky, Earth-like planets (as opposed to a giant gas ... read more

Science in the Wild: The Legacy Of the U.S. National Park System

The parks currently are playing a key role both in global climate research and in efforts to determine how climate change will impact protected ecosystems — from the glaciers of Glacier National Park ... read more

This Week’s Night Sky: See Mercury Take Flight

Check out the IDSW web site for ways to explore your local skies through cool citizen science projects, and learn how you can raise awareness of light pollution and help conserve your night sky. Zodia... read more

4 Amazing Archaeological Discoveries Spotted by Satellite

By examining maps of the planet's surface taken from space ... She's used the money to create the citizen science platform GlobalXplorer, which allows anyone to analyze images from space in order to d... read more

The world's first astronomers

As the world's oldest continuous culture, Aboriginal people can make the claim to be the world's first astronomers ... in science. "The Aboriginals were actually quite sophisticated, they used the sta... read more

Citizen scientist web users may have found new planets

Astronomers at Yale University announced on September 22, 2011, the discovery of the first two potential exoplanets (planets outside our solar system, orbiting other stars) discovered by citizen scien... read more

Scientists have evidence that there could have been life on the Moon

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon’s surface in July 1969, it was not only a giant leap for mankind ... It is thought the Moon was formed 4.5 billion years ago when a large planet, which scienti... read more

New Planet Discoveries Signal a Shift in the Hunt for Alien Life

Named after astronomer E.E. Barnard, this next-nearest star has been the hypothetical host of planets for decades, ever since Dutch astronomer Peter van de Kamp erroneously announced in the 1960s that ... read more

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