Latest Galaxy Zoo Stories
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.
One of the greatest aspects of NASA’s astronomical research program is that the data accumulated from virtually all of the instruments – X-ray satellites, Infrared detectors, gamma-ray satellites – is available to the public.
Google Global Impact Award will enable Zooniverse, a nonprofit collaboration led by the Adler Planetarium and the University of Oxford, to make setting up a citizen science project as easy as
T he Galaxy Zoo 2 project has enlisted over 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists online and made more than 16 million new galaxy classifications.
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.
Black holes in the early universe needed a few snacks rather than one giant meal to fuel their quasars and help them grow, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
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.
One of the strangest space objects ever seen is being scrutinized by the penetrating vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.