Citizen scientist leads discovery of 34 ultracool dwarf binaries using data archive

Illustration of an ultracool dwarf with a companion white dwarf. Ace citizen scientist Frank Kiwy used the Astro Data Lab science platform at NSF’s NOIRLab to discover 34 new ultracool dwarf binary systems in the sun’s neighborhood, nearly doubling the number of such systems known. Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/M. Garlick A citizen scientist has searched NSF’s NOIRLab’s … Read more