Friday, December 17, 2010

Want To Go Planet Hunting?

Who wants to go planet hunting? Nano Patents and Innovations put up a blog post about how you can discover your very own planet!

"Ever dreamed of being the first to make a discovery? Want to find a planet of your own? Name a new exoplanet. Thanks to http://www.planethunters.org, the latest Zooniverse project, you might just be able to, using data from NASA's Kepler mission.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft is one of the most powerful tools in the hunt for extrasolar planets. The Kepler team's computers are sifting through the data, but we at Planet Hunters are betting that there will be planets which can only be found via the remarkable human ability for pattern recognition."
Read more at: Nano Patents and Innovations

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