Hubble Resumes Operations, Sends Back Picture of Lost Starfox 64 Level

The Hubble Telescope, which was quite nearly lost this month to a combination of old age » 10/31/08 10:20am 10/31/08 10:20am and a , has resumed "regular science operations" today, and sent back spectacular picture of a pair of galaxies engaging in some kind of celestial slow dance. The mission to replace the Science Instrument Command and Data…

Hubble's 486 Computer Blue Screens (i.e. Fails), Repair Efforts Remain…

Hold the phone, people, the Hubble is still broken. There was word early Thursday morning that a Monkey Island-era 486 backup computer » 10/19/08 11:00am 10/19/08 11:00am was going to take the reigns and begin mission critical operations, but a day later NASA scientists revealed the dusty old thing was better suited for minesweeper than capturing…

Hubble's 486 Backup Computer Wakes Up For the First Time Since 1990

Prospects were starting to look pretty grim for the venerable Hubble telescope. Following a communications breakdown » 10/16/08 5:51am 10/16/08 5:51am, the Hubble team postponed their scheduled repair mission from October 14th until , at the earliest. Until then, the Hubble's usable data transmission abilities were dependent on one thing: the…

Hubble Telescope Communication Breaks Down, Plot Thickens

The complicated Hubble repair and upgrade mission » 9/29/08 8:55pm 9/29/08 8:55pm scheduled for October 14th just got even more complicated: Last Saturday, the Hubble's command and data-handling system broke down, rendering it unable to capture and transmit images to Earth. And while Nasa doesn't know what the heck has happened—I'm thinking a bunch…