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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #75 on: June 08, 2014, 04:02:07 pm »
New GZ blog post related to Radio Zoo:

Remarkable Discoveries Underway
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Radio Galaxy Zoo participants have been swamping the Science Team with an incredible number of interesting objects via Talk. Many of these are challenging our understanding of how radio galaxies work, both at their launching sites in supermassive black holes, and in the ways that the ejected jets of radio plasma interact with their environment.

We’ll be highlighting some of these curious discoveries in subsequent blogs, but here’s a recently found one that’s just “too good to be true.”
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http://blog.galaxyzoo.org/2014/06/08/remarkable-discoveries-underway-citizen-scientists-fire-up-radio-galaxy-zoo/

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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #76 on: June 14, 2014, 09:43:29 am »
Another Radio Zoo discovery:

Interview with Dr Ivy Wong, 29 May 2014:

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Were you surprised at the level of interest and the amount of contributions you were receiving from the public in helping provide classifications?

(...) By doing so, we made a discovery of a giant Wide-Angled-Tail (WAT) source within a few days of our launch. The maps that we used were published in 1995. Much to the surprise of the science team, this WAT stayed unnoticed until December 2013 when a few of our super citizen scientists reported that the source that they were looking at was actually part of a much larger structure. The discovery paper is being written as we speak!
http://www.icrar.org/multimedia/interviews_with_researchers/dr-ivy-wong
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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #77 on: June 14, 2014, 01:42:17 pm »
This is the same news as was mentioned in a Zooniverse email newsletter, dated 21 January, 2014. Here is a copy of that email*

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-----Original Message----- From: "Julie at Radio Galaxy Zoo" [team@ZOONIVERSE.ORG] Date: 01/21/2014 12:43 PM To: ZOONIVERSE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK Subject: Radio Galaxy Zoo - Update

It has been four weeks since we launched our Zooniverse project hunting for supermassive black holes. Everything is progressing smoothly and I want

to thank everyone for getting involved and pointing out all the interesting radio

sources for follow-up.

We already have over 350,000 classifications and 2,300 volunteers, exceeding my expectations! We have retired almost 8,000 sources. To put this into perspective, that is my whole PhD thesis 200 times over in just four weeks. Unbelievable!

We have made some changes to our Talk page with suggestions from you. Now you can browse other surveys to look at a larger area around the radio source. Many of you are noticing that these radio sources are much larger than the image we provide on radio.galaxyzoo.org; a quick glance at these other surveys can provide much more information on the radio source.

We have made some unexpected discoveries thus far. One of our citizen scientists, Dolorous Edd, compared our image of a particularly interesting Wide-Angle Tail (WAT) radio source to an image in the NVSS and found a larger associated structure within the field. Two of our scientists, Professors Larry Rudnick and Heinz Andernach, jumped at the chance to investigate this object further. They are in the process of getting information on the redshift and environment of this WAT. A truly remarkable find.

I am sure that we have just begun to scratch the surface of the potential of Radio

Galaxy Zoo. I am excited at the prospect of all the unexpected objects we will

discover!

Keep up-to-date with all news from this project and more by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep up the great hunting at radio.galaxyzoo.org!

Thank you,

Dr Julie Banfield and the Zooniverse Team

PS: If you would like to help the Zooniverse test one of our awesome new space projects, please email team@zooniverse.org with solar beta as the subject.

UNSUBSCRIBE INSTRUCTIONS: You are receiving this email because you have taken part in Radio Galaxy Zoo. To unsubscribe instantly to these messages, visit http://www.zooniverse.org/unsubscribe. To manage your newsletter settings, visit http://www.zooniverse.org/account/newsletters

*I have copy/pasted this from 42jkb's post in the RGZ Talk thread Suggestions on how to improve RGZ Talk ...; it's the 5th post (direct links rarely possible in any v2 Talk  :( ). While I do subscribe, my email settings at the time led to this particular email going straight to my Spam folder, so I never saw it   :-[ Yes, those settings are now more normal
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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2014, 11:32:58 am »
Just listened (BBC R4 9am)  to Chris L, Kevin S. & Brian M. discussing Galaxy Zoo, Planet Hunters & the Zooniverse projects at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046kwpv
John C. Fairweather - http://www.jcfwebsite.co.uk

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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2014, 03:50:01 pm »
Just listened (BBC R4 9am)  to Chris L, Kevin S. & Brian M. discussing Galaxy Zoo, Planet Hunters & the Zooniverse projects at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046kwpv

First time in 7 years I've heard Zookeeper Kevin speak. Thnx 4 link.

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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2014, 04:15:01 pm »
Just listened (BBC R4 9am)  to Chris L, Kevin S. & Brian M. discussing Galaxy Zoo, Planet Hunters & the Zooniverse projects at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046kwpv

First time in 7 years I've heard Zookeeper Kevin speak. Thnx 4 link.

Thanks, I attended a meeting of his in London, last year, he had literally a "Red Herring" on the wall.
John C. Fairweather - http://www.jcfwebsite.co.uk

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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2014, 04:49:50 pm »
Just listened (BBC R4 9am)  to Chris L, Kevin S. & Brian M. discussing Galaxy Zoo, Planet Hunters & the Zooniverse projects at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046kwpv

First time in 7 years I've heard Zookeeper Kevin speak. Thnx 4 link.

Well, in the GZ blog there are some videos, which show discussions of the science team members, available. Sometimes ZK Kevin also takes part.
Here is the latest video (March 2014) and ZK Kevin is one of the participants.:
http://blog.galaxyzoo.org/2014/03/05/next-hangout-thursday-march-6th-12-30pm-taipei-standard-time/
 
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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #82 on: June 18, 2014, 08:23:24 am »
Just listened (BBC R4 9am)  to Chris L, Kevin S. & Brian M. discussing Galaxy Zoo, Planet Hunters & the Zooniverse projects at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046kwpv

If you are not in the U.K., so can't listen to the programme directly from the website, you might be
able to download it from here:
http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/tls/tls_20140617-0930a.mp3

If not, if someone wants to host it, it is a 13MB file that I can upload to an appropriate website.

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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #83 on: June 18, 2014, 09:41:45 am »
Just listened (BBC R4 9am)  to Chris L, Kevin S. & Brian M. discussing Galaxy Zoo, Planet Hunters & the Zooniverse projects at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046kwpv

Thanks JohnF, an interesting listen.

I wonder if any of the super-zooites in PH have heard it? Especially the part about "degrees"  ;)

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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #84 on: June 18, 2014, 10:00:08 am »
Just listened (BBC R4 9am)  to Chris L, Kevin S. & Brian M. discussing Galaxy Zoo, Planet Hunters & the Zooniverse projects at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b046kwpv

Thanks JohnF, an interesting listen.

I wonder if any of the super-zooites in PH have heard it? Especially the part about "degrees"  ;)

If I remember correctly, "degrees" was mentioned during a public talk (available on Video), by Chris at Oxford, in March.
John C. Fairweather - http://www.jcfwebsite.co.uk

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Re: The unbearable arbitrariness of serendipitous Galaxy Zoo discoveries?
« Reply #85 on: July 08, 2014, 01:16:23 pm »






From GZ, AGZ00020gy (first image), and SDSS J011821.34-025856.1 from DR10 (the other two). In the discussion on this, over in GZ Talk, Budgieye says it reminds her of M82 (top; source); for me, it's that and a little like the Circinus galaxy (bottom; source):





What do you think? A serendipitous discovery?