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April 3, 2009 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-14

Hubble Celebrates the International Year of Astronomy with the Galaxy Triplet Arp 274

A Hubble Heritage Release
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April 3, 2009: On April 1-2, the Hubble Space Telescope photographed the winning target in the Space Telescope Science Institute's "You Decide" competition in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). The winner is a group of galaxies called Arp 274. The striking object received 67,021 votes out of the nearly 140,000 votes cast for the six candidate targets.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)