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21st of December 2016
Radio Galaxy Zoo turns 3!
by Ivy Wong (UWA)
Radio Galaxy Zoo (RGZ) is an online citizen science project that enlists the help of citizen scientists in the classification of radio source components and in the identification of their respective host galaxies. This project is jointly-led by Dr Julie Banfield and Dr Ivy Wong and began when they were both postdoctoral researchers at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS). A few days ago, RGZ celebrated its 3rd birthday. The biggest science news coming out of Radio Galaxy Zoo this year will have to be the official publication of the Matorny-Terentev cluster of galaxies, (RGZ-CL J0823.2+0333) - named after two of our super-Zooites who discovered the Giant Wide-Angle Tail galaxy (shown in fluorescent pink colours in the above figure, Banfield et al 2016).

For more information about this project, please visit the Radio Galaxy Zoo webpage.

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