Friday, September 14, 2012

Galactic Fonts: Write Your Name with Real Images of Galaxies that Happen to Look Like Letters

There are billions of galaxies out there in the cosmos and with Hubble being in orbit taking vivid ,sharp images for over a decade we now have thousands of images of real galaxies. Odds were on that the alphabet would be in these images. This is way cooler than it is scientifically significant,but what the's my name fonted in images of real galaxies.
Click image to write your own name in the stars at
This fun web page — My Galaxies — is part of the Galaxy Zoo, a citizen science project that enlists ordinary people to sift through data from Hubble and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to identify celestial objects. Launched in 2007, Galaxy Zoo has identified more than 250,000 new galaxies, most of which have remained undiscovered until now. Along with finding a plethora of objects in the night sky, Galaxy Zoo volunteers have spotted many oddly shaped galaxies, and a good deal resembling English letters and numbers.

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