Citizen Science Program: Backyard Worlds: Planet 9

We need your help searching for new objects at the edges of our solar system. In this project, we'll ask you to help us distinguish real celestial objects from image artifacts in data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The real objects are brown dwarfs and low-mass stars, the Sun's nearest neighbors. You may find an object closer than Proxima Centauri (the closest star to the Sun) or even discover the Sun's hypothesized ninth planet, which models suggest might appear in these images.

Read more on the Zooniverse site and our press release.


NOIRLab/Aaron Meisner & Sarah Logsdon

About the Citizen Science Program

Release date:Sept. 16, 2020, 12:07 a.m.


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