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Thursday, May 18

Amateur and Professional Collaboration Discovers Exoplanet

It was only a matter for time....

The collaboration between amateurs and professionals hunting exoplanets by the transit technique has finally paid off.

The professionals spotted a likely candidate and the amateurs confirmed the small drop of light caused by the planet (named XO-1b) passing in front of the sun like star.

Read the full story at the Hubble website newsdesk here

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