But some good news as the telescope's main camera takes its first snapshot in several weeks
There’s good news and bad news about efforts to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.
First the good news: Two days after Hubble was brought back to life on October 25, the orbiting observatory’s only working camera took this image of a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147. The pair lies about 400 million light-years from Earth.
NASA officials say the image, released October 30, reveals that the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 is working just as well as it did on September 27, the day Hubble fell silent with the sudden failure of a unit that formats and labels data to relay to Earth.
After some initial glitches, engineers succeeded in commanding Hubble to switch to a duplicate unit onboard the craft.