People have been seeing things in outer space–like lions, dogs, and big dippers–since the beginning of time, so it’s no surprise that volunteers sifting through gigabytes of astronomical photos started to see things too. Volunteer galaxy hunters compiled a list of galaxies that look like letters while classifying thousands of galaxies observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Academic Stephen Bamford of the University of Nottingham then rolled that list into a font and a website that produces words based on user input. When looking at an individual letter, you might have to squint to see it, but when compiled into words, it’s a little bit more readable.

Check it out at, and see if you can make out the words below.

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