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The heavens above are littered with trillions and trillions of stars packed into hundreds of billions of galaxies that are being painstakingly mapped out by astronomers with the aid of the general public.
The reddest galaxies with the largest central bulb show the largest bars -gigantic central columns of stars and dark matter-, according to a scientific study that used Google Maps to observe the sky.
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known," wrote Carl Sagan.
Astronomers on behalf of Galaxy Zoo have unveiled a new game aimed at letting players help them understand how galaxies have formed.
Even though it was discovered by a Dutch primary school teacher itâ€™s not a fairytale, in fact, itâ€™s a "cosmic ghost" that could possibly represent a new class of astronomical objects.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.