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Galaxy Zoo......Help classify galaxies.....
« on: July 11, 2007, 07:15:20 am »
I ran across an article yesterday and it sounds interesting........I thought maybe some of the members here would also be interested.........Here's the link >>>>

Here's an excerpt from their front page...... :) :)

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.