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'Green Pea' galaxies spotted

Carolin Cardamone and Sloan Digital Sky Survey
A "Green Pea" galaxy, at left, isn't like the typical galaxy at right.

Galaxy Zoo's legions of mouse-clicking citizen astronomers have chalked up another discovery: "Green Pea" galaxies that look more like garden vegetables than the traditional spiral galaxies we all know and love. Read more about the research, to be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, in this announcement from Yale University posted to the EurekAlert Web site.

I'm out of the office today, putting the finishing touches on "The Case for Pluto" and dealing with other matters, but here's more must-see science to peruse while I'm semi-gone: