Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, part of the online platform Zooniverse, using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This is the first multi-planet system discovered entirely through crowdsourcing. A study describing the system has been accepted for publication in The Astronomical … Continue reading Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

Europa Lander Mission Announced

Image Credits; GawkerNASA is once again making the search for life on other planets a priority. According to Science News, Nasa is targeting Jupiter’s moon Europa, which is considered possibly habitable because of its subsurface ocean. The proposed mission could be operational in the next two decades. The lander will include instruments to assess surface chemistry … Continue reading Europa Lander Mission Announced