Hanny’s Voorwerp

Posted by Lydia on August 31st, 2008

Early in August, several astronomy blogs reported the discovery of what has been called a “Cosmic Ghost”. This discovery by Dutch school teacher, Hanny van Arkel, the first of its kind, is a glowing green, gaseous object with a mysterious hole in the centre of it, and so far fits no known cosmic category.

The discovery of this new object is exceptional in that Hanny was categorising galaxies for Galaxy Zoo, an online public envolving project.

(Gee! I must have missed that one!)

Read more about this amazingly interesting object: Hanny’s Voorwerp, Galaxy Zoo or Astonomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for June 25, 2008. We’ll be waiting for more information on this highly interesting object in the near future.

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