Zooniverse has just hit an amazing milestone – their 100th official project launch!
Galaxy Nurseries is a project run by researchers at the University of Minnesota who need your help to find baby galaxies in our universe so they can figure out how galaxies form and grow over time.
It is rather fitting that the very first Zooniverse project – Galaxy Zoo – launched almost exactly ten years ago and also focuses on answering questions about galaxy formation and evolution. In between these two, Zooniverse has launched projects covering almost every major field of research, but they could not have done any of it without the amazing work of their volunteers! The Zooniverse team would like to extend a massive thank you for the contributions volunteers have made to their projects, small or large.
To celebrate their 100th project, and as a show of how powerful the Zooniverse crowd has become, they’ve set a challenge to finish this project in under 100 hours.