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STS-109 Hubble Update Mission

Hubble Update
Magnificent images are expected to be achieved by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), one of the upgrades being installed on the Hubble Space Telescope during the ongoing servicing mission.

Compared to Hubble's workhorse Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), whose achievements include the current deep field views of the Universe, the new technology ACS will be twice as sharp an imager with twice the field of view and five times the sensitivity. The Wide Field ACS camera has 2 2048 4096, 15 m/pixel CCD detectors!

Along with extended views of the distant cosmos, enthusiastic astronomers also plan to use the ACS to monitor our own Solar System and to search for planets orbiting stars beyond the Sun.

See Instrument Overview. And...see the Next Generation Wide Field Camera 3 array. Wow!

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New Hubble ACS Image
Hubble Cone Nebula
New Hubble ACS Image
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New Hubble ACS Image
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