Dec 10

New Zooniverse site: The Milky Way Project

Galaxy Zoo has launched a brand new site: The Milky Way Project (http://www.milkywayproject.org). The Milky Way Project aims to sort and measure our galaxy, the Milky Way. Their asking people to help find and draw bubbles in beautiful infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Understanding the cold, dusty material that can be seen in those images might help scientists to learn how stars form and how our galaxy changes and evolves with time.

As well as drawing out bubbles in our galaxy, they are also asking people to mark other objects such as star clusters, galaxies and ghostly red 'fuzzy' objects. People are invited to help to map star formation in the Galaxy.(read more)

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