An Introduction to the Zooniverse

Arfon M. Smith, Stuart Lynn, Chris J. Lintott
2013 AAAI Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing  
The Zooniverse ( began in 2007 with the launch of Galaxy Zoo, a project in which more than 175,000 people provided shape analyses of more than 1 million galaxy images sourced from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. These galaxy 'classifications', some 60 million in total, have subsequently been used to produce more than 50 peer-reviewed publications based not only on the original research goals of the project but also because of serendipitous discoveries made by the volunteer community.
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