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Hubble Repaired!

Posted by Lydia on October 31st, 2008

Interacting Galaxies, ARP 147The Hubble Space Telescope is back in business! This week NASA rebooted several critical backup units on board the Hubble to repair the primary instrument control and data formatting unit which failed in late September this year causing the telescope to shutdown.

Hubble immediately responded by sending a superb image of ARP 147, interacting galaxies resembling the number 10.

Next year NASA plans to launch a mission to install two new cameras on the Hubble. This mission will not take place in February as planned, but at a later as yet undetermined date.

One person has commented

Mars Man said,

Interesting….I’ll have visit the Hubble Website and see if I can snag a larger version for my PC background. Thanks!


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