Galaxy Zoo 2 update

disk-galaxyAs an update to the ongoing efforts at Zooniverse's Galaxy Zoo 2 project, 300,000 nearby galaxies have now been cataloged by 83,000 volunteers (from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey).

In this crowdsourcing project, volunteer's loaned their brain power to catalog the various shapes of spiral galaxies. A variable pattern recognition task that computers have difficulty with. The efforts of the crowdsourced project represents the work product that a single full-time employee would have only been able to accomplish in 30-years.

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