Planet Hunters v2.0 now online

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Thu, 09/18/2014

A team, led by Professor Debra Fischer, has just released Planet Hunters v2.0, a new version of their previous successful “Zooniverse” site, which enables the public to assist in searching data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft for potential planet candidates.  Version 1 has already discovered a large number of planet candidates as well as confirmed several planets, with the assistance of nearly 300,000 volunteers from all around the world.  The project continues with the aim to derive planet occurrence rates as a function of spectral type, and will include data from NASA’s second generation Kepler spacecraft, K2.

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