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July 12, 2006 05:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-36

Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys Resumes Exploring the Universe

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July 12, 2006: After a brief hiatus, the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is back in business, probing the far reaches of space in a quest to understand the true nature of the universe’s most dominant constituent: dark energy.

This is one of the first images of the universe taken after the ACS camera resumed science operation on July 4th. The camera was offline for nearly two weeks as NASA engineers switched to a backup power supply after the camera’s primary power supply failed.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Perlmutter (University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), and the HST Cluster Supernova Collaboration