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Crowdsourcing The Cosmos: Astronomers Welcome All To Identify Star Clusters In Andromeda Galaxy


Credit: Robert Gendler

Credit: Robert Gendler

Astronomers are inviting the public to search Hubble Space Telescope images of the Andromeda galaxy to help identify star clusters and increase understanding of how galaxies evolve.

The new Andromeda Project, set to study thousands of high-resolution Hubble images, is a collaboration among scientists at the University of Washington, the University of Utah and several other partners.

“It’s an amazing opportunity to discover something new,” said Julianne Dalcanton, UW astronomy professor. “Anyone can look at these beautiful Hubble images and participate in the scientific process. And it’s a huge help to us.”

Full Story: http://www.washington.edu/news/2012/12/04/crowdsourcing-the-cosmos-astronomers-welcome-all-to-identify-star-clusters-in-andromeda-galaxy/
Also: http://unews.utah.edu/news_releases/andromeda-wants-you/

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