From the July 2010 issue

Go beyond the Galaxy Zoo classifications

Despite the scientific advances thanks to Galaxy Zoo's simple classifications, galaxies are actually a little more complicated than that.
By | Published: July 26, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
M101, pictured above, is one of a million galaxies amateur scientists are scrutinizing as part of the Galaxy Zoo project. It spins counterclockwise, like most spirals identified so far in the effort.

William Keel explained the Galaxy Zoo’s mission and how it’s succeeded in getting non-scientists involved in furthering galactic research.