Citizen Scientists Invited to Join Quest for New Worlds

Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 volunteers scour infrared images from NASA, searching animated blinks for moving objects in our cosmic neighborhood. Like other white dwarf stars, J0207 shows a bluish tinge in visible light (top), but also sports a strikingly orange hue in the infrared (bottom), indicating the unexpected presence of circumstellar dust rings. More discoveries displaying subtle infrared motion will be unlocked by the expanded Backyard Worlds re-launch data set.

Digitized Sky Survey/WISE/NEOWISE, Aaron Meisner (NOAO)

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Release date:Feb. 19, 2019
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