Galaxy ZOO 2 Up and Running! February 23, 2009Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Galaxy.
Tags: Astronomy, galaxies, Galaxy
Galaxy Zoo 2 is a GO….
The original Galaxy Zoo was launched in July 2007, with a data set made up of a million galaxies imaged with the robotic telescope of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. With so many galaxies, the team thought that it might take at least two years for visitors to the site to work through them all. Within 24 hours of launch, the site was receiving 70,000 classifications an hour, and more than 50 million classifications were received by the project during its first year, from almost 150,000 people.
Galaxy Zoo 2 just started with a liitle different twist, looking at nearer galaxies. Go there to find out more and maybe you can make a new discovery like Hanny’s Voorwerp, the blue object below.