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Hubble's New Look
News story originally written on May 1, 2002

The pictures released by Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) are nothing but FAR OUT! This new camera was put on Hubble during a servicing mission in March 2002. As can be seen by these great images, the camera is working perfectly!

Four ACS images of the universe were released yesterday. The first is a colliding galaxy fondly named the Tadpole. Tadpole is 420 million light-years away. The "tail" that you see is actually a line of stars!

Another image shows the collision of two spiral galaxies. These two galaxies are known as the Mice. A third image shows the cold dust and gas of the Cone Nebula. Finally, you can see the Omega Nebula, where a lot of new stars and planets are being formed.

Last modified July 9, 2002 by Jennifer Bergman.

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