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August 15, 2006 08:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-40

STScI Astrophysicist Shares 2006 Gruber Cosmology Prize

August 15, 2006: Astrophysicist Michael G. Hauser (Space Telescope Science Institute deputy director and adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.) is a member of the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) science team sharing the Peter Gruber Foundation's 2006 Cosmology Prize. The prize's gold medal and $250,000 cash prize was presented to the team on August 15 at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Prague, Czech Republic. The COBE satellite was launched in 1989 to measure the early universe's diffuse infrared and microwave radiationn. The COBE science team was honored by the foundation for the satellite's multiple accomplishments.

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