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DIY Planet Search

Since the 1990s, astronomers have identified and characterized thousands of planets orbiting other stars. The DIY Planet Search is a project of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian that allows members of the general public to get involved in the exoplanet hunt. Participants control telescopes in the CfA’s MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network through their web browsers, using them to locate potential exoplanets without having to travel to remote locations or buy expensive equipment.