We have just changed the target on the Galaxy Zoo Mergers page (http://mergers.galaxyzoo.org). The new system has a broken ring and a nearby companion. It’s a very pretty system, and it seems to be a bit easier to model than the first one we posted. For all the systems we are putting up as challenges, we do a quick run ourselves to see if we can find any solutions that might be on-track. Although we found a few solutions right away, we don’t know if they are the best ones or if they are unique. Of course, that’s why we need your help.
We are going to be updating the target daily. Every day, we should will have a new cosmic collision for you to help us model.
If you can spend 10 minutes to quickly weed out the obvious bad ones on 20-30 screens, it would be a great help to us! The more clicks we have, the better we constrain the collision. Make sure you hit save when you are done looking at the images! Although we automatically back up some clicks, we don’t want to lose any of your data.
Thanks for all you do.
– John Wallin, Computational Scientist/Astronomer