Green Lantern tie-in helps real-life science

June 1st, 2011 by Brian Leave a reply »

Green Lantern is one of my favorite superheroes, so I’m actually a little sketchy about the movie. I hope to be surprised.

One of the promotionals the studio is doing is an Alternate Reality game (kinda like what J.J. Abrams did for LOST and Cloverfield), but the game does something besides sell you plastic rings: you’re classifying actual galaxies.

Galaxy Zoo is a site I’ve known about for a while, it just has been blocked because the district web filter classified “talking with astronomers” as a chat room. Galaxy Zoo is all about the community chunking through tons of data to tag noteworthy space items.

Now it’s in a meta-story form, with scientists petitioning the fictional Dr. Waller to allow access to a telescope.

You can have that access here.


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