Wednesday Whimsy – Spell Your Name in Galaxies!

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!

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4 comments on “Wednesday Whimsy – Spell Your Name in Galaxies!

  1. That was VERY cool. Did you notice the button you could select to use a different match for your words? Some of the letter are more obvious when you scroll through the options.

    Thanks for sharing the link.

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