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Hubble is back at work after breakdown

The Hubble Space Telescope is doing science again, three weeks after going out of service due to a gyro failure. In today’s mission update, NASA said the 28-year-old telescope conducted its first science observations since Oct. 5 overnight, focusing on a … Continue reading

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Hubble Space Telescope is on the road to recovery

Things are looking up for two of NASA’s Great Observatories, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. Both telescopes had to go out of service this month due to different types of problems experienced by their gyroscopic pointing … Continue reading

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Gyro glitch hits Chandra X-ray telescope

Even as experts worked on ways to get the Hubble Space Telescope back doing science, another one of NASA’s Great Observatories in space — the Chandra X-ray Observatory — went into safe mode as well. NASA said the 19-year-old X-ray telescope put itself into … Continue reading

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Gyro failure holds up Hubble; Plan B pending

The 28-year-old Hubble Space Telescope is temporarily out of service, due to the failure of one of its gyroscopic pointing devices, but scientists say they’re working on a Plan B. Today NASA confirmed reports that Hubble scientists such as deputy mission head … Continue reading

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Hubble boosts evidence for first exomoon

With a lot of help from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now feel confident enough to publish their evidence for the first moon detected in orbit around a planet beyond our solar system. But they’re still not completely confident. “At … Continue reading

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Hubble hints that interstellar object is a comet

Observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories indicate that the cigar-shaped interstellar object known as ‘Oumuamua got an unexpected boost in speed and a shift in its trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last … Continue reading

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Phobos photobombs Mars in Hubble view

Leave it to tiny Phobos to horn in on Mars’ glory in an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The view of the Red Planet and the larger of its two moons, released today, is actually a testament to … Continue reading

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