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Scientists want you to help discover exoplanets

Carnegie Institution for Science and MIT want you to help discover new exoplanets, planets that orbits a star outside the solar system. Researchers discovered that they did not have enough staff to cull through the 61,000 measurements of 1,600 nearby stars. They’re making this dataset public, together with an open-source software package to process the data and an … Continue reading “Scientists want you to help discover exoplanets”

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Carnegie Institution for Science and MIT want you to help discover new exoplanets, planets that orbits a star outside the solar system. Researchers discovered that they did not have enough staff to cull through the 61,000 measurements of 1,600 nearby stars. They’re making this dataset public, together with an open-source software package to process the data and an online tutorial.

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Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D., is a senior staff writer at Fast Company. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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