Turns out the Galaxy Zoo Project has found galaxies of unimaginable shapes and sizes, including one or more that resemble every letter of the alphabet! If you follow the link, you can type in your own name or a message and “galaxify” it. Here’s mine:
And here’s the name of my science fiction adventure:
(That’s WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM – ok, so some of the galaxy “letters” look like the more illegible Captcha codes but hey, how cool is it to spell out something in entire galaxies?!)
From the Galaxy Zoo web page, a bit more about their project:
“Since 2007, Galaxy Zoo has been asking regular folks around the world to classify galaxies by shape. So far, more than 250,000 people have sorted through roughly 1 million images, saving scientists precious time and helping reveal key insights about galaxy formation and evolution, project officials say.”
Gotta love science!