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Citizen Astronomers Across the Globe Partner for World-Record Research on a Near-Earth Asteroid

Backyard astronomers from 7 countries collaborated to research and shape Near-Earth Asteroid 1999 AP10; astronomers have shaped fewer than 70 Near-Earth Asteroids in history. MARSEILLE, FRANCE, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  December 9, 2020 – The world’s first planetary defense team staffed by citizen astronomers has successfully completed its first research mission: Detect and model…

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Nickname the Asteroid Contest

What is an exoplanet?

Simply put, exoplanets are planets that lie beyond our solar system. So first, we have to understand the definition of a planet. Planets are worlds that orbit our Sun, like Mars, Jupiter, and of course, our own Earth. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union adopted the infamous new definition of planet, which left out Pluto…

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