60 Million Classifications

Well, you’ve done it, more quickly than we would ever have thought possible. We have now reached a critical point – 60 million classifications means an incredibly robust, well-defined and scientifically valid catalogue of Sloan Digital Sky Survey galaxies. Congratulations to those who won prizes, and thanks to everyone who took part.

So what happens now? The site is still here, as you can see, and every classification you make will still improve our results, and will be saved in our database. To encourage you to keep clicking, we’re still giving away individual prizes to one person at random for each collection of 250,000 classifications. To take part, all you have to do is what you do best – classify galaxies – and it will help if you make sure your Zooniverse email address is up to date so we can contact you if you’re a winner.

What 60 million really means is that we can move on to the next phase of the project – and you won’t have long to wait…

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7 responses to “60 Million Classifications”

  1. Jo says :

    Great news! I wonder which galaxy got the 60 millionth click?

  2. Robert Simpson says :

    Once we have verified the 60 millionth click and contacted the winner, we will blog about it and tell all :)

  3. Alice Duncan says :

    My grandchildren and I enjoy classifying galaxies. The children are learning about galaxies, all kinds of nebulas, globular and open clusters, stars, and more. We also like astronomy very much. Galaxy Zoo is an excellent opportunity to learn and participate in real science, Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

  4. DancesWithWords says :

    That is so great I’ve enjoyed very click, though far, far fewer than many others.

  5. Dina1372 says :

    i learned alot about the Galaxies,thank you so much

  6. kalyan 4m india says :

    this is wonderful project…..thank u gods (scientists)

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