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April 5, 2012 11:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-17

Space Astronomy Archive and Distant Supernova Are Named in Honor Of U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Space Astronomy Archive and Distant Supernova Are Named in Honor Of U.S. Senator Barbara A. MikulskiGo to image download page Go to video downloads page

April 5, 2012: One of the world's largest astronomy archives, containing a treasure trove of information about myriad stars, planets, and galaxies, has been named in honor of the United States Senator from Maryland Barbara Mikulski.

Called MAST, for the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes, the huge database contains astronomical observations from 16 NASA space astronomy missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope. The archive is located at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Riess (JHU and STScI)