Become a Citizen Scientist by Helping NASA Decipher Exoplanets
NASA is looking for volunteers to join its Planet Patrol team to decipher exoplanets through TESS data. Read and learn how you can be a citizen scientist.
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You can now join NASA in its search for planets beyond our solar system, or exoplanets, via Planet Patrol, a new website dedicated to the search. Members of the public will work together with NASA scientists while going through images captured by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Quite frankly, the funky name 'Planet Patrol' is enough to make one want to join!
Even though machine learning and AI have helped researchers the world around, sometimes you still need a human touch. "Automated methods of processing TESS data sometimes fail to catch imposters that look like exoplanets," stated the project's leader Veselin Kostov, also a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.