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Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

11 Jan 2018, 18:12 UTC
Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing NASA/JPL-Caltech

A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, part of the online platform Zooniverse, using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This is the first multi-planet system discovered entirely through crowdsourcing. A study describing the system has been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal.

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