Friday, January 7, 2011

Zooniverse



With this web page, you can help sort astronomical images. The above picture shows an image of a Hubble observed galaxy (one of thousands.) With simple steps, the user helps describe the object. This kind of system is needed because already we have images of millions of objects, and with future surveys, we will have far more objects to study. There is simply no way that a person can handle the workload. Computer programs will prove helpful here, but humans can also help in this way.

http://www.zooniverse.org

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