US space agency NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has sent the first picture after a month. This telescope was not working since June 13 due to a technical fault in the hardware. NASA engineers had to work hard to improve this iconic telescope. after which on 17 July Hubble Telescope sent two pictures of space to NASA’s control center located on Earth.
NASA administrator expressed happiness
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that I am very thrilled to see Hubble working again. This telescope is once again capturing the kind of pictures that have inspired us for decades. It is indeed a moment to celebrate the success of the team dedicated to the mission. Hubble’s entire system was last replaced in 2009. This time the computer that broke down on June 13 was designed in the 1980s.
Hubble Telescope was launched in 1990
NASA and the European Space Agency launched the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. It was sent into space via the Discovery Space Shuttle. This telescope was named ‘Hubble’ after American astronomer Edwin Ponwell Hubble. It is the only telescope of NASA, which is designed for servicing in space itself. This 13.2 meter long telescope weighs 11 thousand kilograms. It orbits the Earth in the lower orbit.
New disclosure about the collision of galaxies
In the pictures released by Hubble after this, two galaxies present in space are shown. The first of these galaxy ARP-MADORE2115-273 is about 297 million light-years away from Earth. Releasing these photos, NASA wrote that astronomers previously thought that it was a collisional ring system due to the face-to-face merger of two galaxies. Now new photos from Hubble show that the ongoing tussle between galaxies is far more complex.
Sent a picture of a galaxy three times larger than our galaxy
A spiral galaxy named ARP-MADORE0002-503 is visible on the right in Hubble’s second image. It is located about 490 million light years away from Earth. NASA wrote that the arms of this galaxy extend to a radius of 163,000 light-years. Due to which it is three times more massive than our galaxy.