It’s Dutch for “Object”


The first of a bizarre and extremely rare class of astronomical object – Hanny’s Voorwerp – was discovered on Galaxy Zoo almost one decade ago. Since then there have only been around 20 subsequent voorwerpjes found. This image shows the latest one to be confirmed. It was brought to the attention of the science team by Zooniverse volunteer @Ghost_Sheep_SWR on Galaxy Zoo Talk.

There may be even more of these intriguing objects hiding in the Galaxy Zoo images. Start hunting now at

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