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A Hot New Camera--and a Chilly Revival

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Science  22 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5559, pp. 1450
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5559.1450

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During next week's service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, astronauts will install a spiffy new camera and resurrect an older instrument that sputtered to a premature shutdown. The Advanced Camera for Surveys will take the slot occupied by Hubble's last original instrument, the Faint Object Camera. Slated for rescue is the Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, which peered through dust at objects otherwise hidden from Hubble's view.