The First Brown Dwarf Discovered by the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 Citizen Science Project

@article{Kuchner2017TheFB,
  title={The First Brown Dwarf Discovered by the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 Citizen Science Project},
  author={Marc J. Kuchner and Jacqueline K. Faherty and Adam C. Schneider and Aaron M. Meisner and Joseph C. Filippazzo and Jonathan Gagn'e and Laura Trouille and Steven M. Silverberg and Rosa Castro and Bob Fletcher and Khasan Mokaev and Tamara Stajic},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={841}
}
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a powerful tool for finding nearby brown dwarfs and searching for new planets in the outer solar system, especially with the incorporation of NEOWISE and NEOWISE-Reactivation data. However, so far, searches for brown dwarfs in WISE data have yet to take advantage of the full depth of the WISE images. To efficiently search this unexplored space via visual inspection, we have launched a new citizen science project, called “Backyard Worlds: Planet… 

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