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Hubble Space Telescope : The Wonders Of The Universe - NASA Hubble Telescope

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posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra's automatically went into so-called safe mode Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem.

Hubble went into hibernation last Friday due to a gyroscope failure.

Both orbiting observatories are old and in well-extended missions: Hubble is 28, while Chandra is 19. Flight controllers are working to resume operations with both.

phys.org, Oct. 12, 2018 - Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit.

Their warranty must be up or something...




posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 10:43 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
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Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra's automatically went into so-called safe mode Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem.

Hubble went into hibernation last Friday due to a gyroscope failure.

Both orbiting observatories are old and in well-extended missions: Hubble is 28, while Chandra is 19. Flight controllers are working to resume operations with both.

phys.org, Oct. 12, 2018 - Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit.

Their warranty must be up or something...

Or it could be... aliens! Not wanting us to know something.



posted on Oct, 13 2018 @ 06:01 AM
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Or something.

I did read that the Hubble will be able to work fine with only 2 gyro's working. Unfortunately. I can't find the article now. But in your article. It says Hubble is sidelined.

We'll just have to be patient and hope the JWST delivers the goods when it finally gets there.

Although these telescopes seem to be having issues. They have done a good job up to now. Hopefully they have a bit of life left yet.

Aliens wildespace?

At least it can't be blamed on homesick astronauts.



posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 02:50 AM
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Good news for Chandra.


The team has completed plans to switch gyroscopes and place the gyroscope that experienced the glitch in reserve," NASA officials wrote in a statement today. "Once configured with a series of pre-tested flight software patches, the team will return Chandra to science operations, which are expected to commence by next week." Chandra has far outlasted its original five-year design lifetime; the scope has been observing the universe in high-energy X-ray light since 1999. Chandra has made many important contributions during its nearly two decades of life — helping astronomers identify a new class of "intermediate-mass" black holes, for example, and imaging the shock waves emanating from supernova explosions.


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posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 03:12 AM
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Nice to hear that. Hopefully, the Hubble will be back on track soon, too.

Chandra, the Hubble, and Spitzer are somewhat of a team, giving us beautiful multi-spectral of objects like supernova remnants:



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posted on Oct, 17 2018 @ 03:38 AM
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Chandra, the Hubble, and Spitzer are somewhat of a team, giving us beautiful multi-spectral of objects like supernova remnants:


Thanks wildespace.

You always show amazing pics in your replies. (Thanks to the above).

Very cool.




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