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March 7, 2011

Objectify?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1299542361 ) Play

Kinda staying with the “spirit” of the day. Identify the greenish stuff in the first pic, and connect to the lady in the second.

Cracked by: Rogi , jowens , shrik , Siddarth Pai , Sri Priyanka , Keerthi Kiran M , Shwetha Maiya , dineshk , Thejas V R , Logik and Bharath

Answer:
The greenish object is the so-called “Hanny’s Voorwerp”. It was named so because it was discovered by amateur astronomer and Dutch schoolteacher Hanny van Arkel. The name translates to Hanny’s object. Why this region of space behaves this way is still unknown, although some hypotheses exist.

More interestingly, Hanny took her “fame” from this discovery and tried to use it to do her bit to popularize science.


12 Responses to “Objectify?”

  1. Rogi
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    It’s “Hanny’s Voorwerp” (Hanny’s Object); Discovered/named by citizen scientist, Hanny Van Arkel


  2. jowens
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    Hanny’s Voorwerp, the strange green astronomical object discovered by Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel (the woman on the right).


  3. shrik
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    Hanny van Arkel and her voorwerp.


  4. hanny’s wooverp
    its a green blob in the universe, seen by the hubble space telescope
    discovered by dutch school teach hanny van arkel


  5. Sri Priyanka

    Voorwerp is an astronomical object of unknown nature and it was discovered in 2007 by Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel, while she was participating as an amateur volunteer in the Galaxy Zoo project. The voorwerp is false colored green, a standard color to represent the presence of several luminous emission lines of glowing oxygen.


  6. Niyam

    the greeniest thing is a black hole. and the lady is the youngest ever person to discover one(maybe)


  7. Keerthi Kiran M

    Hanny’s Voorwerp and Hanny the lady who found this object while segregating galaxies in Galaxy Zoo…


  8. Hanny’s Voorwerp , Dutch for Hanny’s object, is an astronomical object of unknown nature. It was discovered in 2007 by Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel, while she was participating as an amateur volunteer in the Galaxy Zoo project. Photographically, it appears as a bright blob close to spiral galaxy IC 2497 in the constellation Leo Minor.


  9. dineshk
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    Hanny’s Voorwerp aka Hanny’s object – a weird astronomical thingie found by Hanny van Arkel,a Dutch school teacher when she participated in the Galaxy Zoo project.


  10. Hanny’s Voorwerp, discovered in 2007 by the Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel.


  11. Logik
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    Hanny’s Voorwerp.
    It was discovered in 2007 by Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel, while she was participating as an amateur volunteer in the Galaxy Zoo project


  12. Bharath
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    Hanny’s Voorwerp is an astronomical object of unknown nature. It was discovered in 2007 by Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel, while she was participating as an amateur volunteer in the Galaxy Zoo project. Photographically, it appears as a bright blob close to spiral galaxy IC 2497 in the constellation Leo Minor.


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