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Hubble team works to revive camera amid shutdown

Engineers are working to bring the Hubble Space Telescope’s wide-angle camera back into operation after a hardware problem knocked it offline. In a status update, NASA said the problem cropped up on Jan. 8 and forced a suspension of operations for … Continue reading

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Red dwarfs seem to wipe out life’s necessities

Red dwarf stars have been seen as the biggest potential frontier for alien life, in part because they’re the most common stars in our galaxy. But observations made using the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the frontier might turn out … Continue reading

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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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