The First Volunteer-inspired Galaxy Zoo Paper is Submitted!
At long last the ‘Peas’ have been submitted to MNRAS (The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,). The ‘Peas’ were discovered by users right here in Galaxy Zoo who noticed a strange class of small green galaxies at redshifts near z=0.2. A dedicated group of volunteered collected a sample of these galaxies. Then Kevin Schawinski found an astronomer (Carie [me :)]) to pull them together and look at them in detail.
We finally met at AAS (the American Astronomical Society) meeting this January at the Long Beach California convention center. Chris Lintott, Jordan Raddick, and Daniel Thomas and I sat down and discussed the paper draft. In the ensuing 3 months, I’ve been working hard at writing up all of our results with the help of all of the co-authors. The peer review process can take a while, but as the publication process goes forward we’ll keep you up to date.
Coming Soon: a new blog-post where will lay out the details of what makes the Peas so exciting.