It has begun, amateur astronomers using commercial gear found a planet. Well the program is lead by a professional working on a new system for discovering planets and scanning the sky. The project used around $60,000 work of equipment and much more developing the software to run the system. This program will allow amateurs to get involved in planet finding. Once this program becomes available to amateurs we should see planet discoveries come in a more timely manner. Great read, check it out here...HubbleSite - Full story about "Astronomers Use Innovative Technique to Find Extrasolar Planet"
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