You can choose Hubble's next discovery - the result
3 March 2009To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy people from around the world have selected the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's next astronomical discovery. Voters selected their favourite from a choice of six candidate objects, all of which Hubble has never observed before.
Arp 274 consists of two galaxies that are starting to interact. From the outside both galaxies appear to maintain a spiral structure but closer study reveals the gravitational distortions each are generating within the other. New observations by Hubble should reveal unique information about these interacting spiral galaxies.
The brand-new image of Arp 274, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, will be released between 2 – 5 April, during the 100 Hours of Astronomy, a cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy.