University of New Mexico: Jupiter-like planet discovered through TESS and citizen scientist collaboration

University of New Mexico: Jupiter-like planet discovered through TESS and citizen scientist collaboration. “Since 2010, Tom Jacobs, a former U.S. naval officer, has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — ‘citizen scientists’ — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of planets beyond our solar system. Now, Jacobs has helped discover a giant gaseous planet about 379 light-years from Earth, orbiting a star with the same mass as the Sun.”

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