Friday, April 03, 2009

Arp 274

I love these images! Makes my heart race thru space and back. Join me???

Hubble Celebrates the International Year of Astronomy with the Galaxy Triplet Arp 274
Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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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