News tagged with galaxy zoo

'Cosmic fruit machine' matches collisions

( -- A new website will give everyone the chance to contribute to science by playing a 'cosmic fruit machine' and compare images of colliding galaxies with millions of simulated images of galactic pile-ups.

dateNov 24, 2009 in Astronomy
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Strange galaxy perplexes astronomers

With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how galaxies developed in the early Universe. The new discovery ...

dateDec 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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Public maps out an A to Z of galaxies

Volunteers participating in the Galaxy Zoo project have been helping scientists gain new insights by classifying galaxies seen in hundreds of thousands of telescope images as spiral or elliptical. Along the way they've also ...

dateSep 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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Spiral galaxies may be dying because of bars

With the help of the army of volunteers working on the Galaxy Zoo 2 'citizen science' project an international team of scientists led by a Portsmouth astrophysicist may have discovered what is killing spiral galaxies.

dateNov 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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