Galaxy Zoo collects ghostly specimen

Combing the archives of the Galaxy Zoo as a volunteer and unable to find a match for the object, an amateur Dutch astronomer has discovered  a one of kind light, a ghostly echo that may be entirely new to science.

In the past year 150,000 amateurs have helped classify more than 1 million galaxies as part of the Galaxy Zoo project. As Pamela Gay has suggested, astronomy is one of the rare science disciplines where amateurs can make significant contributions.