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In order to understand the formation and subsequent evolution of galaxies one must first distinguish between the two main morphological classes of massive systems: spirals and early-type systems. This paper introduces a project, Galaxy Zoo, which provides visual morphological classifications for nearly one million galaxies, extracted from the Sloan Digital(More)
We report the discovery of an unusual object near the spiral galaxy IC 2497, discovered by visual inspection of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) as part of the Galaxy Zoo project. The object, known as Hanny's Voorwerp, is bright in the SDSS g band due to unusually strong [OIII] 4959, 5007 emission lines. We present the results of the first targeted(More)
We reexamine the evidence for a violation of large-scale statistical isotropy in the distribution of projected spin vectors of spiral galaxies. We have a sample of ∼ 37, 000 spiral galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, with their line of sight spin direction confidently classified by members of the public through the online project Galaxy Zoo (Lintott(More)
We report the discovery of a population of nearby, blue early-type galaxies with high star formation rates (0.5 < SFR < 50 M ⊙ yr −1). They are identified by their visual morphology as provided by Galaxy Zoo for SDSS DR6 and their u − r colour. We select a volume-limited sample in the redshift range 0.02 < z < 0.05, corresponding to luminosities of(More)
We present the data release for Galaxy Zoo 2 (GZ2), a citizen science project with more than 16 million morphological classifications of 304,122 galaxies drawn from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Morphology is a powerful probe for quantifying a galaxy's dy-namical history; however, automatic classifications of morphology (either by computer analysis of(More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs SDSS-III: massive spectroscopic surveys of the distant universe, the Milky Way, and extra-solar planetary systems Journal Article Eisenstein et al. ABSTRACT Building on the legacy of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-I and II), SDSS-III is a program of four spectroscopic(More)
We analyse the relationships between galaxy morphology, colour, environment and stellar mass using data for over 10 5 objects from Galaxy Zoo, the largest sample of visually classified morphologies yet compiled. We conclusively show that colour and morphology fractions are very different functions of environment. Both colour and morphology are sensitive to(More)