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Explained: Why the Hubble telescope is working in ‘safe mode’

17/07/2021 04:29 PM | Click to read full article

NASA plans to fix a glitch that has stopped the Hubble space telescope from being used for science work for more than a month. The malfunction has been described as the most serious problem in a decade to face the legendary observatory, which is currently running in “safe mode”.

The safe mode was activated after an onboard computer halted on 13 June, leading to all non-essential systems being shut down.