November 10, 2023
GALAXY CRUISE: Report by the Captain on the First Scientific Paper
The first scientific paper from GALAXY CRUISE was published. Capt. Tanaka shared the scientific results reported in the paper with Citizen Astronomers who contributed to finding interacting galaxies.
September 27, 2021
GALAXY CRUISE unveils the secrets of merging galaxies
Captain Tanaka presented early results of his scientific analysis at the online "Shipboard Tea Party" on June 27, 2021. Enjoy the video and know why the Captain said, "GALAXY CRUISE is really great!" in his presentation. (Presentation in Japanese with English subtitles)
March 1, 2021
Morphological Classification of Galaxies
Captain Tanaka compared the classification results, elliptical or spiral, with Galaxy Zoo 2, a pioneering Citizen Astronomy project.
There are galaxies classified as spirals in GALAXY CRUISE but as ellipticals in Galaxy Zoo 2. They are galaxies whose spiral patterns are clearly seen only in GALAXY CRUISE.
Read the NEWS article on March 1, 2021
March 23, 2020
The Relationship Between the Morphology and the Brightness
Captain Tanaka has analyzed the classification data from 1052 Japanese Citizen Astronomers between November 11, 2019 and January 10, 2020.Previous studies have shown brighter galaxies have a higher proportion of ellipticals. The statistical analysis using the classification data from Citizen Astronomers shows the tendency that brighter galaxies have a higher percentage of ellipticals.
Read the NEWS article on March 23, 2020