The Galaxy Zoo folks with their deep space survey have identified a new class of galaxies, the Green Pea galaxies.
At long last the ‘Peas’ have been submitted to MNRAS (The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,). The ‘Peas’ were discovered by users right here in Galaxy Zoo who noticed a strange class of small green galaxies at redshifts near z=0.2. A dedicated group of volunteered collected a sample of these galaxies. Then Kevin Schawinski found an astronomer (Carie [me :)]) to pull them together and look at them in detail.
The paper will be called “Galaxy Zoo: A new class of compact extremely star forming galaxies?” by Carolin Cardamone et al.
You can use a galaxy’s ID number to call up information about it. Here is one of the Green Peas.