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Citizen Science - You Too Can Hunt for Exoplanets

From the folk who bought you the citizen-participation astronomy projects Galaxy Zoo, Moon Zoo and the Milky Way project comes Planet Hunters. You can help find extrasolar planets for the Kepler Space telescope team. At planet hunters you scan star-intensity traces from the Kepler Space Telescope looking for the characteristic dips in a stars intensity caused by a planet transiting in front of of the star.
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