Go beyond the Galaxy Zoo classifications
Despite the scientific advances thanks to Galaxy Zoo's simple classifications, galaxies are actually a little more complicated than that.
July 26, 2010
William Keel explained the Galaxy Zoo's mission and how it's succeeded in getting non-scientists involved in furthering galactic research.
M101, pictured above, is one of a million galaxies amateur scientists are scrutinizing as part of the Galaxy Zoo project. It spins counterclockwise, like most spirals identified so far in the effort.
Photo by SDSS II
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