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Researchers publish enormous catalog of more than 300,000 nearby galaxies
September 23, 2013
More than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists. More than 16 million galaxy classifications. Information on more than 300,000 galaxies. This is what you get when you ask the public for help in learning more about our universe. Galaxy Zoo 2, is the second phase of a crowdsourcing effort to categorize galaxies in our universe.
University of Minnesota
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