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In the airlock of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility prepare to lift the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph or COS from its transportation canister.

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In the airlock of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center prepare to lift the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, or COS, from its transportation canister. The COS will be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope on space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission. COS will be the most sensitive ultraviolet spectrograph ever flown on Hubble and will probe the "cosmic web" - the large-scale structure of the universe whose form is determined by the gravity of dark matter and is traced by galaxies and intergalactic gas. COS's far-ultraviolet channel has a sensitivity 30 times greater than that of previous spectroscopic instruments for the detection of extremely low light levels. Launch of STS-125 is targeted for Oct. 8. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: In the airlock of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility prepare to lift the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph or COS from its transportation canister.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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