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Fraser
2007-Aug-09, 04:56 PM
I introduced you to the Galaxy Zoo a few weeks ago. You know, the online site where you use your powerful human brain to help catalog galaxies for science. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/08/09/the-galaxy-zoo-is-busy/)

chrislintott
2007-Aug-09, 06:34 PM
Our new target is 20 million classifications - the idea being that this will allow us a handle on how far to believe a classification. But yes, 60,000 an hour was amazing.

eburacum45
2007-Oct-20, 07:34 PM
Is there currently any explanation for this?
Amateur stargazers map a 'lopsided' universe (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml;jsessionid=FRFHQRFYRLRRPQFIQMGCFF4AVCBQ UIV0?xml=/earth/2007/10/15/scistars115.xml) The results show a bias-


"Preliminary results suggest that spiral galaxies seem to point clockwise," he said, adding that that meant they rotate anticlockwise from our perspective. If this new finding turns out to hold true, "you will have to throw away the standard model of cosmology." What, again?

Trakar
2007-Oct-22, 06:01 PM
Is there currently any explanation for this?
Amateur stargazers map a 'lopsided' universe (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml;jsessionid=FRFHQRFYRLRRPQFIQMGCFF4AVCBQ UIV0?xml=/earth/2007/10/15/scistars115.xml) The results show a bias-

What, again?

Even if this "lop-sided" appearance holds up, does this really proof anything other than statistical aberration in a sampling? Assuming that our segment of the observable universe is precisely that, an infintessimal segment of a larger universe, and we are already aware of many indications that the greater universe contains local imbalances.

01101001
2008-Mar-28, 06:53 PM
New data.

See topic Galaxy Zoo Results Show that the Universe Isn't 'Lopsided' (http://www.bautforum.com/universe-today-story-comments/72134-galaxy-zoo-results-show-universe-isnt-lopsided.html)

UniverseToday (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/03/28/galaxy-zoo-results-show-that-the-universe-isnt-lopsided/)


After checking for biases in how users were classifying the galaxies, though, the explanation for the abundance of counterclockwise galaxies was found to exist on a smaller scale: right inside the human brain.