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Help Scientists Study Galaxy Formation for Free

Bored? Procrastinating on your homework? Or do you just want a little more science in your life but you don’t have the fancy degree and years of experience to do it?

At galaxyzoo.org astronomers are seeking help from ordinary people like you and me to use a tool which they believe can help them study galaxy formation better than any computer: your brains!

What it does is it shows you a picture of a galaxy that has gone through a collision and then shows you several simulations of how it could have happened and you pick the one that seems to leave the best formation.

Galaxy Zoo was also started to help astronomers classify galaxies so there’s endless hours of fun to be had doing science.

Did I also mention that you get to see thousands of pretty pictures of galaxies?

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A simulation at left next to an image of colliding galaxies.

Go sign up and do science!

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