Citizen Science
The Milky Way shines over Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, on May 25, 2020. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Bill Dunford

NASA’s citizen science projects welcome members of the public to work with NASA data. Through collaborations with NASA scientists, volunteers (known as citizen scientists) have helped make thousands of important scientific discoveries. Here’s how you can work with NASA on exoplanet science:

  • Observe transiting exoplanets with small telescopes. You do not need to own your own telescope in order to participate.

  • Discover new planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy!

  • Search for undiscovered worlds using data from NASA’s TESS mission.

  • Planet 9: Search the realm beyond Neptune for new brown dwarfs and planets.

  • Help find out which planet candidates from the TESS mission are real.

  • Spot the disks around nearby stars where planets form and dwell.

  • NASA offers a range of citizen science projects; some can be done by anyone, anywhere, with just a cellphone or laptop. Check out all the ways you can work on NASA science.

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