News from the world of maths: Stargaze for science

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How many arms does a spiral galaxy have? Can you spot a galaxy with a "peanut" bulge? Or how about a galactic merger? You — yes, you — can answer these and other strange questions, along with other ordinary web users who, by working together, have proven to be just as good at galaxy-spotting as professional astronomers.

Find out how you can help classify the inhabitants of the Galaxy Zoo!


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