Galaxy Zoo: the font of galactic knowledge

Earlier, I mentioned GalaxyZoo, the crowdsourced galaxy categorisation site, what I forgot to mention is the fact that there are galaxies to match every letter of the alphabet, which means there is a truly galactic font out there and the site’s creators have developed an app to let you write your own message in galacticalligraphy: […]

Billions upon billions, Galaxy Zoo

It’s been a while since I first mentioned the super amateur astronomy project SciScoop, in fact. Roughly one hundred billion galaxies are scattered throughout our observable Universe, each a glorious system that might contain billions of stars. Many are remarkably beautiful, and the aim of Galaxy Zoo is to study them, assisting astronomers in attempting […]