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Would You Like A Planet Named After You?

January 18th 2012
By: Melanie

Have you ever dreamed of having a planet named after you? Well this could be your chance. Planethunters as part of a new Zooniverse science project are offering amateur stargazers the chance of analysing at least six months of Kepler telescope data in order to find undiscovered planets.

Scientist Dr. Lintott says that the human brain is far more suited to this task than computers, as they are better at looking for difference in light and movement.

So if you would like a planet named after you, and you don’t have suitable equipment or prefer to search from the comfort of your home then go to their website at to start hunting.