Troubles with Hubble
Just before a planned repair mission, the space telescope went quiet
By Susan Gaidos, 00:00 AM October 14, 2008
If your family car breaks down on the road, a roadside assistance crew will be sent immediately to make repairs. But how do you tackle emergency repairs on an orbiting space telescope hundreds of miles from Earth?
That’s a problem that some NASA engineers are now working to solve.
After 18 years of capturing images of nearby galaxies and newborn stars, the hard-working Hubble Space Telescope mysteriously stopped sending data in late September.
The timing of the failure was unfortunate. It...
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