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HubbleSite Dark Energy Co-Discoverer Adam Riess Shares Shaw Prize in Astronomy for 2006


Space Telescope Science

Astronomer Adam Riess, of the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, and two colleagues, have been awarded this year's $1 million Shaw Prize in astronomy for their discovery of the mysterious "dark energy" that is causing the universe to expand at an ever-faster rate.

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