Hubble’s in trouble: Nasa toils to fix the space telescope

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The Hubble space telescope is in trouble after a software crash.

Nasa engineers are currently trying to fix the worst outage in the history of the super-spyglass, which launched in 1990 and has been mostly down for the past month.

The possible cause of the problems is the power control unit sending voltage to the computer, but a series of code commands sent to reboot Hubble have already failed.

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