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Choose Hubble’s Next Target

As part of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s telescopic observations, you get to decide where to point the Hubble next.

Hubble’s Next Discovery – You Decide allows people across the world to vote online and select the next object modern astronomy’s most famous telescope will view. Six objects, which the Hubble has never before viewed, are available for voting.

Choices include three galaxies (including a very cool duo of interacting galaxies–currently in first place), two planetary nebulae, and an interesting-looking “star-forming region.”

In addition to choosing an object to view, you can also enter a drawing for a commemorative 16″x20″ photo of the winning object. Voting is open until March 1.

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in Space February 6th, 2009 by Chip
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