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Old 2017-02-23, 19:45   #1
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Default Backyard Worlds citizen science project

Backyard Worlds citizen science project
https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/...orlds-planet-9

The hunt for 'planet 9' and nearby brown dwarfs is on!



Description from their project site:
"We need your help searching for new objects at the edges of our solar system. In this project, we'll ask you to help us distinguish real celestial objects from image artifacts in data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The real objects are brown dwarfs and low-mass stars, the Sun's nearest neighbors. You may find an object closer than Proxima Centauri (the closest star to the Sun) or even discover the Sun's hypothesized ninth planet, which models suggest might appear in these images."
source: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/...about/research

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Default 4 previously unknow objects discovered in citizen science project

4 unknown objects being investigated in search for planet 9:
https://phys.org/news/2017-03-unknown-planet.html

Lots of objects rediscovered:
https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/...alk/793/243564
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