40,000 Citizen Scientists Find Two Planets That NASA Missed | Talking Points Memo

This has been quite a week for amateur scientists. On Thursday, astronomers at Yale University announced that with the help of 40,000 participants in an online project called Planet Hunters launched in December, they have identified two potential Earth-like planets beyond our solar system.

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