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June 21, 2006 08:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-27

Dark Energy Co-Discoverer Adam Riess Shares Shaw Prize in Astronomy for 2006

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Astronomer Adam Riess, of the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, and two colleagues, have been awarded this year's $1 million Shaw Prize in astronomy for their discovery of the mysterious "dark energy" that is causing the universe to expand at an ever-faster rate.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Wildt (STScI)