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We need a new ‘giant leap for mankind’

Called citizen science, people of all ages and backgrounds can now join ... Our children, grandchildren and those beyond are depending on us taking a giant leap of common sense. Now. Director of the ... read more

Citizen Scientists Discover an Unusual Five-Planet Solar System

Citizen science has become an incredible resource ... combing through reams of data to identify a five-planet system orbiting star K2-138. The data comes from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope ... 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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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

See the World and Make a Difference on a ‘Citizen Science’ Expedition

Citizen science travel, or trips where the traveler is encouraged ... measure and collect genetic samples of giant manta rays with the goal to help halt overfishing. “People want more than to tick a ... 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 Universe Needs You: To Help in the Hunt for Planet 9

If one object moves, it’s a planet ... four citizen scientists listed as co-authors. Another paper is in the works, as the discoveries made through the site are confirmed. At first glance, Faherty’s ... 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

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

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

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