How long will the Hubble Telescope last?

Astronaut Gregory J. Harbaugh works on the Hubble Space Telescope as part of a 1997 service mission.

The 31-year-old telescope has just gone into safe mode once again—a reminder that it’s likely on its last legs.

On Sunday, NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope had gone into safe mode once again, “due to an onboard software error.” The telescope’s science systems were not affected at all, but all science operations were suspended while crews on the ground worked to fix the problem. The agency didn’t release any details as to what exactly the glitch was, what had caused it, or what was being done to fix it… More about this article in link below…

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