Thursday, August 13, 2009

More fun from Galaxy Zoo

The Galaxy Zoo project has been so successful, it's been expanded. Along with classifying images of galaxies -- which is still ongoing -- you can help them screen candidates for supernovae. Astronomers are standing by in the Canary Islands to examine the likeliest ones. Evidently said astronomers are happy with the results so far, having confirmed several supernovae last night based on the Zoo's findings.

As with the galaxy classification, it's oddly fascinating and somewhat addictive. Betcha can't classify just one ...

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