Monday, 10 December 2012

Your Help Needed to Study Andromeda Galaxy

by Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor

Date: 10 December 2012 Time: 07:00 AM ET
Andromeda, Neighbor Galaxy of the Milky Way
Astronomers are asking the public to help find star clusters in Andromeda, a bright, neighbouring galaxy to our Milky Way.
CREDIT: Robert Gendler

A group of astronomers is inviting the public to join their star-hunting team in a search of the bright Andromeda Galaxy.

The project aims to identify star clusters in our neighboring galaxy, also known as M31. All it takes to find the clusters in Andromeda is an Internet-enabled computer and a desire to help, said Anil Seth, the team's lead investigator. "No special training is required," he said.

The so-called "Andromeda Project," which began Wednesday (Dec. 5), will generate the largest sample of clusters from a single spiral galaxy when it is completed.

More - Link >>> http://www.space.com/18818-andromeda-galaxy-crowdsource-study.html

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