Understanding Cosmic Mergers - crash galaxies on your PC!

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Understanding Cosmic Mergers - crash galaxies on your PC!

Post by JeanTate » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:14 pm

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This is Arp 274, and is the latest target of the Galaxy Zoo project, Mergers. Volunteers get to play with a galaxy merger simulation to try to reproduce the appearance of Arp 274 as closely as possible.

From the website:
There are two main ways to participate. One is by volunteering your time to run simulations and study the results in the Merge Galaxies activity. The other way is to review results submitted by other volunteers in Merger Wars.
To see some lovely merging galaxy images, and how well the volunteers managed to simulate them, go to their Gallery.