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Galaxy Zoo, a great destressor and learning tool.

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posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 09:56 AM
I'm sure some of the members have heard of Galaxy Zoo , but for those who haven't, it's a website where you're able to look through pictures of galaxies and help to classify them, and report on any strange activity you come across. I find it really relaxing, and often classify galaxies if I'm trying to put myself to sleep. Some of the galaxies are stunningly beautiful, and although most are pretty standard, sometimes you'll come across two galaxies merging, or one that's really strangely shaped. Speculators can even discuss what they find with the community there.

All in all, a really interesting site for stargazers.
edit on 12-3-2015 by Atsbhct because: Spelling

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 10:11 AM
a reply to: Atsbhct

I just did a dozen in a row...

Very calming.

I like this a lot, thank you for sharing!


posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 10:14 AM
I'm glad you can enjoy it!

a reply to: tothetenthpower

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 10:34 AM
I just did a few myself, definitely neat. Ill be visiting this website often.

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 10:39 AM
This is really cool.

The only thing is it seems to stop working if you confirm anything odd.

From here anyway.

Will try later.

But a great site!

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 10:41 AM
I've never had that happen. At worst, sometimes a pop up appears asking if you'd like to join the sites membership.

a reply to: Blastoff

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 10:42 AM
Not heard of "Galaxy" before
Thanks for posting ... I am already hooked

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 11:49 AM
Here are a couple of examples of really beautiful or interesting galaxies.

This is the most beautiful galaxy I've come across personally.

At the top of this galaxy picture, there's a paraedolia goldfish! At least that's what I see. Does anyone else see this space anomaly?

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 11:58 AM
a reply to: Atsbhct

That is very cool. Thank you, I will check it out some more when I get time, but went through a few to see what it was exactly, and got hooked, will be spending some time there later on!


posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 12:06 PM
Thanks for the site info! Got an amazing pic on my 3rd one... Check it out.

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 12:09 PM
That's a gorgeous Galaxy!

a reply to: PeytonSeabolt

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 12:18 PM
a reply to: Blastoff

I think I know what you mean, you need to select the "odds" and then click done

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 05:13 PM
Yes, I think that´s it.
a reply to: verschickter

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 09:50 PM
Very cool.

I'd never have found this on my own. Thanks. It's now bookmarked.

posted on Mar, 12 2015 @ 10:42 PM
I hope everyone posts a picture of their best find!

posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 12:18 AM
If that has whet your appetite check out some of the other Zooniverse projects. Galaxy Zoo has been around a long time and was the first of them. Others like Disk Detectivehave you classify things which may be planets being born to separate them from nebula and distant galaxies. There's also one called Planet Hunters which you can help spot exoplanets in Kepler/K2's data (several people have already found planets this way and have been credited as co-discoverers).

Lastly, the SETI Institute has one called SETI Live in which you classify various types of radio signals that are coming in live to help SETI scientists decide if it is interference or possibly extraterrestrial.

More and more, there are plenty of way the average person can contribute to science through programs like this.
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posted on Mar, 13 2015 @ 06:34 AM
Cool! Thank you.

a reply to: JadeStar

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