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.

The Hubble site is one of my favorites. The contest is a gas [primordial or otherwise] – so, get on board.

  1. BubbaRay says:

    This is one of the finest sites on the web, along with the NASA Mars sites and the new James Webb space telescope site. This article showcases the Webb scope and has a link to the official site.

  2. sargasso says:

    #1. I agree entirely. The web site encourages participation in the process of scientific enquiry.

  3. BigBoyBC says:

    I think they should point that thing towards Washington DC, and look for signs of intelligent life. Now there’s a task that will take some time. (I’ll give them a hint, they won’t find any…)

  4. Mr. Fusion says:

    My choice wasn’t listed.

    I would like to point the telescope at one of the identified suns with planets. To see if we could actually view another planet instead of having to rely on the wobble.

    What would the planet look like? Would it be a Jupiter or a Saturn? Could we also possibly see something a lot smaller, such as a Neptune or even an Earth?

    Wow, that would really spark my interest.

  5. Jack S. says:

    I know it isn’t Uranus….

    ….could it be Myanus?

  6. Brian says:

    Mr. Fusion, I think you’ve just verified my suspicions on why your other comments make absolutely no sense. Science isn’t your forte, is it?


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