Friday, April 3, 2009

Galaxy Zoo

Galaxy Zoo is an awesome website, which is using volunteer human brain-labor to classify galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. They're going for 1 MILLION galaxies classified in 100 hours, and they're gonna do it, too - only about 69 hours in and at 784,000 galxies already. It's really easy, takes only about a minute per galaxy, contributes valuable scientific data, is easy for even non-astronomy folks, and shows you lots of pretty pictures of pretty galaxies.
I've got a few favorites, like this one with pretty colored stuff in the frame, and this one with a ring around it. My favorite is this one, though: a barred ringed monster.

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