Thursday, February 01, 2007
Hubble is hobbled
This is widely reported, but I still think it is important enough not to pass without mentioning - the Hubble Space Telescope has been hit by another fault, this time from an electricalshort. To summarize the the most probable outcome, it will probably lose two of its three"camera channels", leaving it with only the Solar Blind Channel (which is sensitive to ultravioletwavelengths). To read more, here is the New Scientist Space article.