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Galaxy Zoo

This morning, the GalaxyGoo mailbox had a few more emails than usual. I was beginning to wonder why, when one of them suggested that we'd missed an opportunity with our radio spot and not having registration ready. That certainly got my attention, since we haven't been on the radio....to my knowledge.

With a little detective work, I discover Galaxy Zoo! The fascinating destination that these lovely people had been looking for. With one miss-typed letter, they ended up here at www.galaxygoo.org instead of www.galaxyzoo.org.

The Galaxy Zoo is a fantastic project! It's a fine example of citizen science. The goal is to classify galaxies. According to their website, they need help because

"... the human brain is much better at recognising patterns than a computer can ever be. Any computer program we write to sort our galaxies into categories would do a reasonable job, but it would also inevitably throw out the unusual, the weird and the wonderful... "

So, get over there and start recognizing patterns...and tell them GalaxyGoo sent you :-)

There's an article on the BBC on the Galaxy Zoo: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6289474.stm


WE appreciated the redirect. Sorry if you were getting hassle!