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January 28, 2009 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-06

Hubble's Next Discovery, You Decide

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Video: Science Highlights for Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide Voting Competition

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"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: http://youdecide.hubblesite.org.

Hubble astronomer, Dr. Frank Summers, tells you about the science highlights and enticing features of your six candidate astronomical object choices.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers (STScI)


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