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Round #1 Complete!

Started by jules
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almost 7 years ago

New Blog post by Cliff Johnson: "Round #1 Complete!"

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almost 7 years ago

Wow ! That was fast ! :-D

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almost 7 years ago

Great indeed !

But does it mean it's over ?? Don't seem so.. Where do go our classifications now ?

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almost 7 years ago

It's all explained in the blog post

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almost 7 years ago

Awesome! Congratulations :-)

/me hurriedly goes back to counting Gnus before that's thru, too ;-)

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almost 7 years ago

Oh no, no Gnus, no Galaxies, all the fun is gone....

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almost 7 years ago

Galaxy Zoo is still up, and there are plenty of objects to classify:

http://www.galaxyzoo.org/#/classify

Better, the 'consensus' ones (i.e. those which almost everyone agrees on) have - likely - mostly been done, leaving only the really interesting ones (source, Brooke's comment):

The idea is to spend fewer clicks on the “easy” objects where we get a consensus right away (like artifacts, or smooth blobs) so that there’s more clicks available for the more complex objects.

And there's a cool new type of objects to classify, called Clouds, over in the Milky Way Project (source):

Doing this with computers is not accurate enough, and so to get a true catalogue of IRDCs, we’re asking volunteers to help by trying to identify them here on the Milky Way Project. If you see a bright glowing cloud then it is a true IRDC – if you see nothing, then it is a hole in the sky. Sometimes it is actually quite difficult to make out – but that’s okay, we’ll get lots of people to look at each core and take a vote.

Check it out:

http://www.milkywayproject.org/

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almost 7 years ago

Lots to choose from while the next chunk of Andromeda is being prepared for us!

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almost 7 years ago

I suggest, that this discussion should be featured!

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almost 7 years ago

The Hubble Space Telescope is currently taking more data for you right now! There will be another "season" of data taking in the summer, and then we'll relaunch with all the new (and hopefully final) data.

In the meanwhile, though, we have some great ideas for more Andromeda-based projects, that connect beautifully with the clusters you've found (scientifically speaking). Stay tuned....

(And yes, we're still happily taking any classifications that people want to give us. More classifications increases our likely accuracy. It's just that we think we have "enough" for reliable results, so anything that comes in now is bonus!)

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