Sunday, July 22, 2007

Help Identify the Universe

Help identify the various formations out there in the Universe! The following is from the Galaxy Zoo website:

Welcome to GalaxyZoo , the project which harnesses the power of the internet - and your brain - to classify a million galaxies. By taking part, you'll not only be contributing to scientific research, but you'll view parts of the Universe that literally no-one has ever seen before and get a sense of the glorious diversity of galaxies that pepper the sky.

Why do we need you?
The simple answer is that 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. To rescue these interesting systems which have a story to tell, we need you.

I joined (it's easy) and the tutorial was interesting. After about 10 minutes I was identifying various formations out there in the Universe! Amazing!! Use link on side bar, or copy:

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