The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been sending detailed images of our universe for over 30 years, but stopped working a few days ago, a NASA spokesperson reported on Friday. The operational problem is with a payload computer that stopped working.
Hubble lens reveals the universe to Earth
Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized astronomy and enabled Earth to see amazing images of the solar system, the Milky Way. With the huge telescope, astronomers see details of distant galaxies.
The Hubble was created in 1990 through a joint effort of NASA and the European Space Agency. It was originally built with the idea that it would operate for 15 years. And it has been invaluable to space scientists in the discoveries of many new planets. The Hubble also helps create a 3D mapping of dark matter. And has been an essential tool in the study of black holes.
Hubble has problems
The Hubble stopped working last Sunday. And the first attempt to restart it on Monday did not work.
NASA insists the telescope itself and all scientific instruments integrated into the unit are “in good health.”