Planet Hunters: First Two Planet Candidates Identified

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Just got this in my e-mail today:

We wanted to update you on the latest results from Planet Hunters; the good news is that - thanks to all of your hard work at planethunters.org - we have submitted our first paper to the journal, and it is - with any luck - nearly through the referee process. We've announced the findings detailed in the paper titled "Planet Hunters: Two Planet Candidates Discovered by the Public using the Kepler Public Archive Data" which you can read here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4621
Hurray for more possible planets!

For those unfamiliar with Planet Hunters, see the FAQ here: http://www.planethunters.org/faq [Broken]

Planet Hunters, the latest project from the Zooniverse, is a citizen science project. Participants help us sieve through data taken by the NASA Kepler space mission. These data consist of brightness measurements, or "light curves," taken every thirty minutes for more than 150,000 stars. Users search for possible transit events - a brief dip in brightness that occurs when a planet passes in front of the star - with the goal of discovering a planet (hence the name "Planet Hunters").
 
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I've been doing Planethunters for a while! A really nice webpage for cool detection. Hurray for the possible planets! ^__^
 
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I've been doing Planethunters for a while! A really nice webpage for cool detection. Hurray for the possible planets! ^__^
Yeah, I do it off and on myself. There are some WIERD light curves in there sometimes lol.
 

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