Thursday, August 13, 2009
Hunt for Supernovae at Galaxy Zoo
If you have been to the Galaxy Zoo website recently you may have noticed a familiar-looking dome. That's Palomar's 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope in their logo. It is there because you can now search for supernovae at Galaxy Zoo by culling through data collected as part of the Palomar Transient Factory.
Universe Today just posted a story on this, so you should head on over to check it out.
If you want to personally contribute to science, you can. Just head on over to Galaxy Zoo, register (it is free & they wont spam you), and get clicking.