Tuesday, January 30, 2007
NASA scientists confirmed today the main camera aboard the Hubble Space Telescope has ceased functioning due to an electrical short circuit. This is the third time in a year the camera has shut down, and scientists say this time it's gone for good.
Two other less powerful cameras are operational and the satellite can still provide a wealth of scientific data, however the most important tool for astronomers around the world, its Advanced Camera for Survey, Hubble's main eye, is completely off line.
NASA says a planned service mission in September 2008 is still on and astronauts will be attempt to correct the problem then.
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 1:29 PM