CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The Hubble Space Telescope studies the cosmos again after a three-week shutdown. NASA says the…
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – The Hubble Space Telescope studies the cosmos again after a three-week shutdown.
NASA says the Brazilian observatory resumed scientific observations over the weekend.
Hubble’s pointer system is endangered earlier this month when an old gyroscope finally failed. The backup did not work properly, which forced air traffic controllers to come up with a fix. Controllers managed the coaxial backup gyroscope in operation through a variety of maneuvers and switches. Three gyroscopes must work for optimal performance.
Hubble has launched 1990, made more than 1.3 million observations of stars, galaxies, black holes and other celestial goals. Some are more than 1
3 billion light years away.
The telescope resumed operation on Saturday by staring down a distant star-forming galaxy in infrared.