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November 20, 2003 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-34

Vote for your Favorite Hubble Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 Picture

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Vote for your Favorite Hubble Wide Field/Planetary Camera 2 PictureView this image

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, you're invited to cast a vote for the camera's most spectacular image. Astronomers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where the camera was designed and built, have narrowed the field down to their top 10 pictures, but the rest is up to you.

The contestants include snapshots of bright new stars forming from pockets of interstellar gas, a blue super-giant star at the end of its lifecycle, fragments of a comet crashing into Jupiter, and many more remarkable images.

Voting will continue throughout November, and the most popular image will be unveiled Dec. 5, 2003 on the JPL website. That's 10 years to the week since the launch of space shuttle Endeavour that brought the camera to Hubble.

Vote for your favorite Hubble WFPC2 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Site.