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None of the telescopes available now or in the next decade is designed specifically to directly image exoplanets, so biosignature searches must compete with other branches of astronomy for scarce observing time.
While some studies utilize forums like Reddit, other organizations have their own platforms and websites, like Zooniverse, a citizen science web portal that grew out of a crowdsourced astronomy project called Galaxy Zoo.
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in south-central Idaho, a prime destination for astronomy buffs, became an International Dark Sky Park earlier this year, one of about 40 in the United States.
One paper includes thousands of authors making up 35% of the global astronomy community.
This is not the most exciting explanation of the famous-in-astronomy-circles Tabby's Star, also known as KIC 8462852.
This might normally have put a damper on the field, but the astronomy community bailed out the physicists.
And experts say there’s no reason to assume that E.T.’s astronomy tools are as primitive as our own.
The astronomy world was rocked last February when astronomers announced the discovery of seven rocky planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1 just 39 light years from Earth.
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