The Hubble Space Telescope has been out of service for several days. As announced by the US space agency (NASA) yesterday, there is a problem with the computer that controls the scientific telescopes. It shut down itself on Sunday, and the restart attempt failed.
NASA said the telescope itself, which has been in space since 1990, and its instruments are “working well.” However, the tools have been placed in Safe Mode until the issue is resolved.
A whole new view of space
The Hubble telescope was jointly developed by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). Since its launch in April 1990, “Hubble” has revolutionized astronomy with stunning images from space. His recordings of the planets of our solar system, as well as distant galaxies, supernova explosions, and planetary nebulae, gave ordinary people a completely unexpected view of the universe.
However, the history of the space telescope has not always gone smoothly. Soon after starting, it turned out that its main mirror was not properly grounded. The result was blurry images. The bug was fixed in 1993 by the space shuttle mission. The telescope should continue to operate until the end of the year. Then the new James Webb Telescope will replace the “Hubble”.
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