The Hubble Space Telescope has been out of service for several days due to a computer problem.
The basics in brief
- The Hubble Space Telescope has been out of service for a few days.
- The reason for the failure is a computer problem.
The Hubble Space Telescope is out of service for several days, like the US space agency NASA announced on Friday. The reason is a problem with the computer that controls the telescope’s science instruments. The computer shut down itself last Sunday, and the attempt to restart on Monday failed.
The Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized astronomy
The Hubble Space Telescope has become popular from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). Since its launch in April 1990, Hubble has revolutionized astronomy with its stunning images from space.
His images of the planets in our solar system are completely unexpected, even for ordinary people view of the universe opened. It also provided stunning images of distant galaxies, supernova explosions, and planetary nebulae.
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 It should actually continue to operate until the end of the year. Then the new James Webb Telescope will replace Hubble.