Planet Hunters Talk

Marking Transits

  • heymicha by heymicha

    I will mark a transit and when I click continue it says there are more transits marked in red and it is the one I already marked?


  • mschwamb by mschwamb scientist in response to heymicha's comment.


    Thanks for being a part of Planet Hunters. That's because that light curve had a simulated transit. You spotted the transit and marked it, but since it's simulated (the simulations will tell us what Planet Hunters can and can't find in terms of different planet types), we wanted to make sure we point it out so people don't think they discovered a brand new planet.

    You can learn more about the simulations and what their role is here (click the simulations tab) and here.