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 J. Faherty and A. C. Schneider and A. Meisner and Joseph C. Filippazzo and J. Gagn'e and L. Trouille and S. M. Silverberg and Rosa Castro and B. Fletcher and Khasan Mokaev and Tamara Stajic},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={841}
}
  • Marc J. Kuchner, J. Faherty, +9 authors Tamara Stajic
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • 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. 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 9," which… CONTINUE READING

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