posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 02:32 PM
NASA's hubble space telescope' main camera has malfunctioned and a 1/3 could only be restored. A new camera will be installed in 2008.
The main camera on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has shut down after an electrical failure, Nasa has said.
Hubble is due to receive a new camera during a planned servicing mission by space shuttle in 2008.
The ACS actually consists of three sub-cameras that detect and filter light from the ultraviolet to the near infrared.
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Nothing lasts forever. Hopefully they can fix this problem, but the new James Webb Telescope sounds quite promising.
This might sound crazy, but I'm only throwing it out there as a possibility... I find it quite a coincidence, that this telescope malfunctioned so
early in this year, and all these comets and asteroids that are on a near hit courses with earth. This might sound even more crazy... What Nick Pope
said about the earth is open for attack. Remember I'm just throwing it out there as a possibillity.