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Amateur astronomers exoplanet finding

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Facebook Twitter. Discovery of a transit around the star KIC spotted via planethunters. Hunting for exoplanets is not just for astronomers with years of training and specialized equipment-you too can join the hunt for worlds around other stars! There are many citizen science projects you can join to help find more planets and assist in the search for life around other stars. Amateur astronomers also help confirm exoplanets from their own backyard telescopes, and have even made a few discoveries of their own. One of the oldest citizen science programs on the web is also the first to invite people to search for life around other stars: SETI home.

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