Thursday, 19 December 2013

Galaxy Zoo

Seasons greetings everyone!

Since some of you’ve been so good this year we have a very special present for you: a brand new project called 'Radio Galaxy Zoo'. We need you to help us discover black holes.

Earlier this year, Galaxy Zoo expanded to include the infrared. Now Radio Galaxy Zoo involves looking at galaxies in (yet) another light. This time we are asking you to match huge jets – seen in radio emission – to the super massive black holes at the centre of the galaxy that produced them. This requires looking at the galaxies in infrared and radio wavelengths. These galaxies are not like our own, and your classifications will allow scientists to understand the causes of these erupting black holes and how they affect the galaxy surrounding them.

Get involved now at - and have fun discovering black holes in our Universe.

Plus, remember to check out the 2013 Zooniverse advent calendar for some fun things we've been up to in December:

Happy Holidays from Grant and the Zooniverse team!

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