martedì 5 agosto 2008


The green object is the Hanny's discovery.

A galactic result of the Wiki philosophy: Galaxy Zoo. Galaxy Zoo is a scientific project that has invited members of the public to help classify a million galaxies. Those involved are directly contributing to scientific research, while getting an opportunity to view the beautiful and varied galaxies that inhabit our universe. In the last months, one of the object observed by a dutch schoolteacher, Hanny van Arke, has raised a buzz in the astronomical world. It has been called HANNY'S WOORWERP, Hanny's Object, and gained the status of Astronomy Picture of the Day in june 2008. Its shape is unexpected and looks like a ghost. Now, the request of observing the object with the Hubble telescope has been accepted. We are impatient to see the images.

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