Newbie question. Are those different objects ?

dec135 at dec135 at
Fri Dec 20 16:16:31 CET 2013

y = raw_input('Enter a number:')
print type y
y = float(raw_input('Enter a number:'))
print type y

I'm assuming that y is an object. I'm also assuming that the second and the first y are different objects because they have different types.
The second time we type print type y, how does the program knows which one of the y's it refers to ?  Is the first y object deleted ?
thanks in advance.

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