Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-Images of the Day: You Decide What Hubble Observes!

From NASA:
YOU'RE IN CONTROL! In 1609, Galileo turned his telescope on the night sky for the first time. Now, 400 years later, your vote will help make the momentous decision of where to point modern astronomy's most famous telescope.

"Hubble's Next Discovery - You Decide" is part of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA), the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's observations. People around the world can vote to select the next object the Hubble Space Telescope will view. Choose from a list of objects Hubble has never observed before and enter a drawing for one of 100 new Hubble pictures of the winning object. The winning image will be released between April 2 and 5, during the IYA's 100 Hours of Astronomy, a global astronomy event geared toward encouraging as many people as possible to experience the night sky. Vote by March 1 to swing Hubble toward your favorite target.

Star-Forming Region: NGC 6334

Image 1

Planetary Nebula: NGC 6072

Image 2

Planetary Nebula: NGC 40

Image 3

Spiral Galaxy: NGC 5172

Image 4

Edge-on Galaxy: NGC 4289

Image 5

Interacting Galaxies: Arp 274

Image 6

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