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Hubble Space Telescope works again after a 3-week shutdown



Posted: October 29, 2018 8:00 pm Updated: October 29, 2018 11:57 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The Hubble Space Telescope Examines the Cosmos Again After Three (19659003) NASA Says that the observatory resumed scientific observations in orbit at the weekend.

Hubble's pointing system was compromised earlier this month when an old gyroscope finally failed. The backup did not arrive properly and forced the air traffic controllers to a solution. The controllers succeeded in putting the backup gyroscope into operation through various maneuvers and switches. Three gyros must work for optimal performance.

In 1990, Hubble conducted more than 1

.3 million observations of stars, galaxies, black holes, and other celestial targets. Some are more than 13 billion light-years away.

The telescope resumed its work on Saturday, staring at a distant galaxy in the constellation in the infrared.


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