Community of Amateurs Discovers Planets Around Other Stars

Unlike the work of a single scientist, a large online community can combine the independent assessments of many non-experts, thereby gaining the “wisdom of crowds” in which the group opinion is equal to or better than that of any one expert (or the best computer algorithms currently available).

The Awesome Value of Community

More than just a shared concern, a community is a shared identity, and joining a community redefines the possibility of who you are.