Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Trip Round the Near Universe
Knights and ladies...I'll try and make this as simple as I can. We on earth are but a simple lump of rock swirling in one vast galaxy, of which the Milky Way high above us in the night sky is but our only sense of the edge or this galaxy.
Our universe is not only filled with stars...but billions of galaxies similar to ours. Now the Good Scientists of Oxford need your help, as they have found that the human brain is excellent at recognising patterns...better even than the very best computers available.
So they have put the first quarter of a million pictures of individual galaxies they have taken so far...and are asking people on the website below, to help them collate the galaxies into types.
It is very simple....takes no time at all to become a galaxy expert...and in doing so you start to sit there at your computer in total wonder at what might actually be happening on these galaxies far far away.
Great fun...and it helps me put all my problems into perspective...:))
Just go to this site and click on how to take part....and do your bit for scientific advancement...
Have fun too...
Sir Dayvd ( the Urban Spaceman....and here comes the twist...I... don't.....exist )
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