The main camera of the Hubble Space Telescope is not in use


Space Shuttle Atlantis will repair the Hubble Space Telescope

The wide camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope has problems.

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NASA has said that the main camera on the Hubble Space Telescope is no longer working due to hardware problems.

Problems with the wide-field camera 3 began on Tuesday when the telescope forced them to continue their observations of science with their three active instruments while the anomaly was researched.

NASA warned that the wide camera box 3 installed in 2009 includes redundant electronics that can be used to restore the instrument, but did not offer the details of the error, nor did it immediately respond to the request for comment.

"That's when everyone gets a reminder of two key aspects of space exploration: 1) complex systems like @NASAHubble only work because of a dedicated team of incredible experts, time," wrote Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Director of the NASA Scientific Mission Directorate, in Twitter.

We may not be able to deal with the problems for some time, as NASA and other US federal agencies still feel the consequences of a partial shutdown of the government, because President Donald Trump and the Congress do not agree on the financing of his frontier wall, according to

NASA previously tried to solve problems on a telescope switch off and on again, but did not give any indication to use this classic approach this time.

On Monday, we saw an incredible image triangular galaxy, the second largest company in Hubble.

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