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May 6, 1999 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-16

Internet Voters Get Two Galaxies in One from Hubble

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Internet Voters Get Two Galaxies in One from HubbleView this image

Space Telescope Science Institute astronomers are giving the public chances to decide where to aim NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Guided by 8,000 Internet voters, Hubble was already used to take a close-up, multi-color picture of the most popular object from a list of candidates, the extraordinary ring galaxy NGC 4650A. The Hubble Heritage Project's picture of NGC 4650A is being released today.

Those people who missed the chance to vote for a Hubble space target will have another opportunity beginning today. The Hubble Heritage Project will launch another voting session, extending until June 4th. This time the public will be invited to vote for their favorite target out of three different groups of interacting galaxies. The winning group will be observed with the Hubble Space Telescope in the summer of 1999, and the pictures will be posted on the World Wide Web shortly thereafter. The website address for voting is: http://heritage.stsci.edu

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Ray Villard
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
(Phone: 410-338-4514)
(E-mail: villard@stsci.edu)

Jayanne English
Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD
(Phone: 410-338-4352)
(E-Mail: jenglish@stsci.edu)