NASA’s chief worker for deep space observation has encountered a new technical problem this week that has forced scientists to pull it into “safe mode.” Safe Mode is designed to keep the Hubble Space Telescope, which has stabilized many of outer space’s mysteries, and allow scientists to work on it to address any problems that normally arise. allows. In a tweet, the space agency said the telescope has experienced “synchronization issues” with internal spacecraft communications. This is the latest of the challenges the three-decade-old telescope has faced recently.
“Hubble’s science instruments went into safe mode Monday after experiencing synchronization issues with internal spacecraft communications,” NASA tweeted.
Hubble’s science instruments went into safe mode Monday after experiencing synchronization problems with internal spacecraft communications. Science observation has been temporarily suspended while the team is investigating the matter. Equipment remains in good health.
— Hubble (@NASAHubble) October 25, 2021
Hubble is a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). It was launched in 1990 and has made over 1.3 million observations so far. A few months ago, the space observatory encountered a technical issue after which all astronomical viewings were halted for a month. Hubble returned to work a month later after remote repair work by NASA scientists.
These disturbances are no exception to Hubble, but they have increased in frequency over the years. NASA expects Hubble to continue operating for a few more years, but is preparing the more powerful, next-generation James Webb Space Telescope for launch in December, a CNET report said. The report said that even when the telescope is in safe mode, it remains stationary and operates through its solar panels while the team tries to fix the technical issue.
Nevertheless, Hubble has been one of the largest and most versatile research instruments currently available to astronomers. The telescope has captured some remarkable moments in the universe.
Recently, NASA shared a stunning image of an outer space region where newborn stars are taking shape. The image was dotted with shades of red and yellow and twinkling stars dotted the region – about 13,000 light-years away from Earth – like diamonds.
In April, to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA shared an image of a bright blue star, AG Carina. This star is about 20,000 light years away from Earth. The star, which began to form about 10,000 years ago, is likely to survive only a few years.