Finding exoplanets was SuperWASP's primary mission. With almost 200 exoplanets found, SuperWASP remains the most successful ground-based search for exoplanets.
Please see the following pages for more information about the SuperWASP exoplanet search.
Get the latest news on WASP-related research and a full list of discovered planets.Visit WASP Planets
NASA Exoplanet Archive
Contains exoplanet data from the first WASP data release, covering 2004 to 2008.Visit NASA Exoplanet Archive
The SuperWASP project is currently funded and operated by Warwick University and Keele University, and was originally set up by Queen’s University Belfast, the Universities of Keele, St. Andrews and Leicester, the Open University, the Isaac Newton Group, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the South African Astronomical Observatory and by STFC.
The Zooniverse project on SuperWASP Variable Stars is led by Andrew Norton (The Open University) and builds on work he has done with his former postgraduate students Les Thomas, Stan Payne, Marcus Lohr, Paul Greer, and Heidi Thiemann, and current postgraduate student Adam McMaster.
The Zooniverse project on SuperWASP Variable Stars was developed with the help of the ASTERICS Horizon2020 project. ASTERICS is supported by the European Commission Framework Programme Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation action under grant agreement n.653477
VeSPA was designed and developed by Adam McMaster as part of his postgraduate work. This work is funded by STFC, DISCnet, and the Open University Space SRA. Server infrastructure was funded by the Open University Space SRA.