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In 1990, NASA used the famous Hubble Space Telescope to better observe space, the sky, and distant galaxies, named after the famous American astronomer Edwin P. Hubble. This telescope has worked tirelessly for the past 30 years. According to a recent NASA statement, Hubble has been in a state of failure for the past few days due to a technical error in the computer system.

NASA announced last week that Hubble has stopped working due to “computer problems.” The computer responsible for managing and coordinating various scientific instruments on the telescope was decommissioned on June 13. The computer crashed on June 14.

The NASA operations team initially believed that the problem was caused by a computer memory module failure; however, an attempt to switch to the backup module failed to start the computer.

On Thursday, the team tried again to open the two memory modules to reopen the Hubble Telescope. This time the hardware also stopped running because the payload computer did not start. NASA standard spacecraft Computer-1 (NSSC-1), built in the 1980s.

During maintenance work in 2009, components were replaced, which made it difficult for the team to bring the payload computer back online. According to NASA, the team is continuing to work to resolve the problem and further isolate it, so we can expect Hubble to be operational again in the next few days.

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