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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:40 PM

Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down

Source: Phys.org

Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down

January 9, 2019 by Marcia Dunn

The Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera has shut down because of a hardware problem.

NASA said the camera stopped working Tuesday. Hubble's three other science instruments are still working fine, with celestial observations continuing.

This third incarnation of the wide field camera was installed by spacewalking astronauts in 2009. The camera has backup electronics that could be called into action, if necessary, according to NASA.

The camera has captured stunning images of stars, galaxies stretching far back in time and assisted in deep sky surveys. It's also studied objects in our own solar system, discovering some of the tiny moons around Pluto, as well as a 14th moon around Neptune. It takes pictures in both visible and ultraviolet light, as well as near infrared.

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Read more: https://phys.org/news/2019-01-hubble-space-telescope-premier-camera.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:03 PM

1. Did you try ...

unplugging it and plugging it back in?
Just checking.

Cheers
Drifter

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Response to Drifter (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:46 PM

2. AKA: when in doubt, reboot

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Response to Drifter (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:35 AM

3. unplug and count to 10 before plugging back in.

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