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Ordinary folks surfing the Web have helped spot two alien planet candidates, a new study reveals. Neither potential planet is thought to be habitable, though one looks to be a rocky world just 2-1/2 times more massive than Earth, researchers said. The other one appears to be about eight times the mass of of Earth. Citizen scientists working via the online Planet Hunters project discovered the two candidates in data gathered by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope. www.msnbc.msn.com...-ypVRU
Hunting down alien planets isn't just for professional astronomers anymore. Thousands of citizen scientists have been poring over data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft, which has so far detected 1,235 potential alien worlds. To date, the amateurs have flagged 50 candidate planets that the mission's sophisticated software may have missed, www.space.com...
But while computers are terrific at high-volume data-processing, nothing beats the human eye for pattern-recognition — which is why a project dreamed up by Yale University astronomer Debra Fischer, a veteran planet hunter and Kepler project scientist, has turned out to be so extraordinarily useful. Called Planethunters.org, it lets ordinary folks with no scientific training at all help find planets the Kepler software has missed. Read more: www.time.com...
The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects www.zooniverse.org...
Originally posted by brindle
I bought a planet years ago.I registered it .If you need any information on my planet,I would be more than glad to oblige.I am thinking of selling off some of the mineral rights so I would be more than happy to cut you a deal based on the current economic conditions.