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The Clearest View: Hubble Telescope to Get an Upgrade

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Science  31 Jan 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5300, pp. 611-612
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5300.611

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On 14 February, space-walking astronauts will put two new instruments into the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope—and thereby quicken the pace of astronomical discovery. If all goes as planned, Hubble's gaze will be able to encompass hundreds of objects at once, thanks to instruments called NICMOS (Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer) and STIS (Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph).