The Hubble Space Telescope is back in action. The telescope has once again resumed science observations. The telescope had suffered a glitch. It had entered a safe mode since then, thus halting its activities. According to NASA, the Advanced Camera for Surveys instrument has been recovered successfully. The observatory’s science instruments had encountered errors unexpectedly in October. It indicated the loss of a synchronization message. This caused the science instruments to enter a safe mode. According to NASA, the Hubble team investigated the root cause of the issues and successfully fixed them. The telescope has no additional problems and has started science observations once again.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a joint project by NASA and the ESA. The Hubble team said that it will analyze the telescope’s Control Unit. The team is now focusing on isolating the hardware problem. The team is will also identify workarounds for any problem. The Hubble telescope was launched in 1990. It allows scientists to see space better than any other telescope can. The instrument measures the size of a large bus. The weight of the telescope is equivalent to the weight of two adult elephants. It travels around Earth and provides magnificent views of space. The instrument has contributed to some of the most spectacular discoveries. The Hubble telescope also allowed scientists to study the atmosphere of planets beyond the solar system.
The mission was originally designed for 15 years. NASA, however, exceeded the goal. It is still in a good condition and offers stunning views of the cosmos. It has helped scientists in solving several space mysteries. The space agency describes it as the world’s most complex space telescope. NASA along with CSA and ESA is reading a new telescope that will succeed the Hubble Space Telescope. It will be called James Webb Space Telescope. The new telescope will be launched on December 18 atop Ariane 5 rocket. According to NASA, the new observatory will be the most powerful space telescope ever developed by any agency. The telescope is capable of looking back in time. It can even see the first stars. NASA believes that the James Webb Space Telescope will let scientists explore the Universe through new avenues and bolster the search for alien worlds.