The Conversation: Hunting galaxies far far away – here’s how anyone can explore the universe

The Conversation: Hunting galaxies far far away – here’s how anyone can explore the universe. “Only a few decades ago astronomers had to tediously examine photographic plates after a long, cold and lonely night of observing. In the 21st century we have access to information any time, anywhere via the internet. Automatic telescopes and surveys now provide us with so much data we require machines to help us analyse it. In some cases human eyes will only ever look at what the computers have deemed is interesting! Massive amounts of data are hosted online, just waiting to be admired, for free.”

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