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Volunteers Aid Astronomers In Mapping, Classifying Galaxies
2012-09-11 08:57:30

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.

Scientists Study 'Galaxy Zoo' Using Google Maps An Thousands Of Volunteers
2011-11-04 03:01:42

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.

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2011-04-25 08:40:00

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known," wrote Carl Sagan.

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2009-11-25 13:37:38

Astronomers on behalf of Galaxy Zoo have unveiled a new game aimed at letting players help them understand how galaxies have formed.

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2008-08-06 08:45:00

Even though it was discovered by a Dutch primary school teacher it’s not a fairytale, in fact, it’s a "cosmic ghost" that could possibly represent a new class of astronomical objects.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.