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News Archive / Tagged: Hubble

  • Hubble switched to backup computer, science operations resume

    Cullen DesforgesJuly 19th, 2021

    NASA announced the Hubble Space Telescope has been switched to a backup payload computer successfully, allowing the telescope to resume science operations.

  • 30 years since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope

    Theresa CrossApril 24th, 2020

    Thirty years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope took to the skies aboard STS-31 and Space Shuttle Discovery.

  • Ultrahot Jupiters destroy water

    Jim SharkeyAugust 15th, 2018

    "Ultrahot Jupiters" are a class of incredibly hot giant exoplanets that orbit their star more closely than Mercury orbits the Sun. These worlds, such as Wasp-121b, are tidally locked, meaning one side of the planet permanently faces its star. But what separates this world from others?