A computer animation of the system. Planet orbits are to scale, and planet sizes are to scale with each other, but not with the star and the size of the orbits. Credit: Simone Duca



Zooniverse volunteers on Exoplanet Explorers have made an outstanding discovery  just two days after the project launch! With help from ABC Stargazing Live in Australia, the project has recruited over ten thousand volunteers who have done well over one million classifications, and they’ve already uncovered a quite remarkable find. A star with four super-Earth-sized planets in close orbit around it!

You can find more details about this discovery, and many others at www.zooniverse.org/projects/ianc2/exoplanet-explorers/about/results.