Zoo Tools: A New Way to Analyze, View and Share Data
Your Galaxy Zoo data can be explored using our new Zoo Tools site. It’s currently in beta (meaning it’s not perfect!) but if you’re interested in plotting and sharing data, you should give it a try.
Since the very first days of Galaxy Zoo, our projects have seen amazing contributions from volunteers who have gone beyond the main classification tasks. Many of these examples have led to scientific publications, including Hanny’s Voorwerp, the ‘green pea’ galaxies, and the circumbinary planet PH1b.
One common thread that runs through the many positive experiences we’ve had with the volunteers is the way in which they’ve interacted more deeply with the data. In Galaxy Zoo, much of this has been enabled by linking to the Sloan SkyServer website, where you can find huge amounts of additional information about galaxies on the site (redshift, spectra, magnitudes, etc). We’ve put in similar links on other projects now, linking to the Kepler database on Planet Hunters, or data on the location and water conditions in Seafloor Explorer.
The second part of this that we think is really important, however, is providing…
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