Wednesday, April 01, 2009

An Unusual Galaxy Cluster

Galaxy Zoo: an unusual new class of galaxy cluster
Thanks to the visual inspection of SDSS images afforded by the Galaxy Zoo project, we have identified a new class of galaxy clusters which possess number of unusual properties. These clusters are unusually elongated, possess young and highly dynamic galaxy populations, and most unexpectedly, present neatly typeset, leftjustified, messages written in the English language. One interpretation for the existence of these galaxy clusters is as conclusive evidence for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Conversely, however, they could indicate that many phenomena usually attributed to intelligent life on Earth actually occur spontaneously, without any thought necessarily being involved at all.