Now this is a fun and also semi-productive way to spend internet time. Galaxy Zoo needs humans to help them classify images of galaxies. I took a tutorial and a little test and now I'm qualified to help out real Scientist Peopleguys. Neat. O.
Evidently, humans are more accurate at classifying these things than computer algorithms--I imagine each galaxy gets rated by a randomized group of people. It's what I would do anyway.
I can't wait to show Ryan and tell all my homeschool email groups!
Via: Allen's Image Adjustment