Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Andromeda is back!

Last year we launched the Andromeda Project ( and asked the public to help us locate star clusters in our nearest neighbouring galaxy: Andromeda (M31). The project was a phenomenal success and in less than three weeks volunteers had classified more than a million images. This week we want to try and do it again! Today we're releasing a whole new batch of data into the Andromeda Project and we're calling this Round 2.
The data you'll see are amazingly detailed images from the Hubble Space Telescope, which has peered deep into Andromeda as part of the PHAT survey. The aim of the Andromeda Project is to the locate all the star clusters and background galaxies found in PHAT and to build up the most complete map of any spiral galaxy anywhere. This is amazing science that can only be done with the help of citizen scientists.To join the Andromeda Project visit - thank you and good luck!


Rob and the Zooniverse Team

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