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Program Helps Amateurs Detect Exoplanets

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

NASA-funded Program Helps Amateur Astronomers Detect Alien Worlds

www.nasa.gov said:

A new program will let amateur astronomers detect exoplanets worlds outside our solar system by observing nearby bright stars and recording faint dips in their brightness caused by transits from planets in orbit around them.

The program is called Open Source Differential Photometry Code for Amateur Astronomy Research (OSCAAR) and was developed in part with NASA funding. It is available for free online at:


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