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Through NASA project, citizen scientists spot 95 cool new ‘backyard worlds’ – CNET

Some of these brown dwarfs sport almost Earth-like temperatures.



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This illustration depicts a brown dwarf spotted by citizen scientists working on the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project.
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld/Acknowledgement: William Pendrill
Go ahead and wave out into the universe. We should make our 95 newly discovered brown dwarf neighbors feel welcome.
The NASA-funded Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project harnessed the volunteer powers of citizen scientists to comb through satellite and space telescope data in search of new space objects we’ve previo…

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