Galaxy Zoo and STAGES joint press release
We have issued a press release describing the exciting simultaneous discovery of a significant population of red spiral galaxies by both the Galaxy Zoo and Space Telescope A901/902 Galaxy Evolution Survey (STAGES) projects. These unusual galaxies are found mainly in the outskirts of galaxy groups and clusters, and appear to be a missing link in the transformation of normal star-forming spirals to ‘red and dead’ early-types (lenticulars and ellipticals) in dense environments.You can see the press release here, and see the news on the BBC, and Wired.
There are 2 red spirals, probably interacting, near M-104. They have 2MASX designations. In photographs of M-104 they are near the low left edge and do appear red.
What an incredible press release. Well done to all and thanks.
I thought the press release easier to understand than the BBC article. Nice job guys.
Another spectacular achievement by the Zoo TEAM. Congratulations !
How wonderful to be part of genuine academic research achieving such results! Thank you and well done all round!
There is a whole new breed of animal at the zoo. 😀 Nice articles!
For those of you who I haven’t yet managed to ensnare onto the Galaxy Zoo Forum, there is more here: http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=273287.0
I really need to learn how to write. Doh!