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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Galaxy Zoo

Spent today mostly asleep, wincing at light and sound, or otherwise just being generally ill. Ugh. But I did get something interesting in my email (other than a lovely "get well" wish which was much appreciated.)

http://www.galaxyzoo.org/Default.aspx

is a project that allows folks to classify galaxies after taking a short test to show that you can get it right more often than not. (A score of 8 out of 15 tries) You look at pictures (sometimes blurry, sometimes really very nice) and classify the image as either an eliptical or spiral galaxy, and if it's a spiral galaxy, what way it's turning. There are also options to say "Ooops - star or other thing that is not a galaxy" and "Oh, wow, galaxy merger!"

As the person who forwarded it to me pointed out, "Better than solitaire."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

...and it's been eating Tim's life.

Cool stuff, though.

7/18/2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

It is neat stuff.

7/18/2007 12:22 PM  

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