Citizen scientists crowdsource the largest galactic catalog ever compiled

Astronomers turn to crowd-sourcing for building the largest galaxy catalog on Earth.

Citizen scientists crowdsource the largest galactic catalog ever compiled

Science Recorder | Delila James | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

In a stupendous achievement, more than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists working together have helped catalog over 300,000 galaxies in the largest database of its kind ever amassed, the University of Minnesota (UM) announced today (Sept. 24) in a news release. The new catalog, produced by a UM-led international team of researchers, is described in a paper just published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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