Astronomy is abuzz with discovery by 25-year old Hanny van Arkel of a galaxy unlike any ever found. The Dutch schoolteacher found this strange object while participating in the Galaxy Zoo. This project invites anyone to classify galaxies from the vast Sloan Digital Sky Survey database. Hanny will likely be named a co-discoverer, increasing respect for "amateur" astronomers.
This hot green ring of gas is a starless galaxy, radiating from an unseen energy source. The object radiates with a greater intensity and temperature than could be accounted for by normal means. The central void in this object would be an excellent placed to seek a Black Hole. There could be many more dark objects out there. The 71.62% of the Universe ascribed to "dark energy" may be hidden in the voids.