NASA Wants You to Decide Where It Should Look Next

mercurial

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NASA wants the public to determine where in the universe it will next aim the powerful Hubble Space Telescope.

The space agency is encouraging Internet surfers to log onto the Hubble Web site and vote for one of a six astronomical objects for the renowned telescope to examine for the first time.

The options, none of which the Hubble telescope has not previously photographed, include four distant galaxies (two of which are colliding), two planetary nebulas and one star-forming dust cloud.

Voting will end March 1. After voting is tabulated, Hubble's powerful camera will snap a high-resolution image revealing new details about the object that receives the most votes.

The photograph will be released in early April during the International Year of Astronomy's "100 Hours of Astronomy."

Each voter will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of 100 copies of the Hubble photograph made of the winning celestial body.

You can vote here.

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schurtek

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They need to look in my garage, there is a whole eco system going on in there... maybe some extra terrestrial life as well..
 

Kalvaer

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Damn! I'd like to see the Interacting Galaxies and see if anything can be discovered, but NGC 6634 also has many possibilities
 

Kalvaer

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It really does, especially when you think about what it looked like to start off with.

There looks like there is something interesting to the top left of them as well. (reminds me of the cats eye nebula)
 
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