Galaxy Zoo

Have you classified a galaxy today? Well, you can satisfy that craving to label galaxies as elliptical or spiral now at Galaxy Zoo. The team behind it is calling on layman astronomers everywhere to take a look at hundreds of thousands of images and classify them; according to a scientist with the project, “The human brain is actually better than a computer at pattern recognition tasks like this. Whether you spend five minutes, 15 minutes or five hours using the site, your contribution will be invaluable.” Before you start, Galaxy Zoo puts you through a short tutorial on the differences between galaxies – even if you’re a complete novice you can participate. So what are you waiting for? Go forth and classify! (link, via Neatorama)


~ by znaniye on December 22, 2008.

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