What About Blob?

“Even though it was discovered by a Dutch primary school teacher it’s not a fairytale, in fact, it’s a ‘cosmic ghost’ that could possibly represent a new class of astronomical objects.

While volunteering with the Galaxy Zoo project – which enlists the public to help classify galaxies online – the 25 year old teacher Hanny van Arkel, discovered the strange, gaseous object with a hole in the middle.

‘At first, we had no idea what it was. It could have been in our solar system, or at the edge of the universe,’ Yale University astrophysicist Kevin Schawinski, a member and co-founder of the Galaxy Zoo team, said in a statement.

The discovery was nicknamed ‘Hanny’s Voorwerp,’ which is Dutch for object….”

Dutch Teacher Discovers New Astronomy Object – Red Orbit


~ by theobservereffect on August 7, 2008.

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