Amateur Astronomers Helped Find a Comet Outside Our Solar System

Nov 6, 2017

Citizen scientists pointed out a comet outside our solar system for the first time using transit photometry, a technique of watching how a star’s light dims when something passes in front of it. On Living Lab Radio, we talk to Andrew Vanderburg, one of the credentialed authors on the newly released study. He’s a NASA/Sagan post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

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