NASA says the Hubble is back up and running after bizarre gyroscope issues

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The Hubble Space Telescope — one of NASA's most reliable and important pieces of space hardware — has had a rough couple of weeks. Earlier this month NASA revealed that the Hubble was experiencing some unexpected downtime after one of its gyroscopes failed and the backup gyro returned bizarre readings.

NASA's engineers remained at a loss to explain why the Hubble's gyro was acting up. They turned the components off and back on, but that didn't seem to fix the problem. Believing that some kind of blockage was responsible for the telescope's odd behavior, NASA's team performed a series of maneuvers intended to free up the gyroscope, ultimately correcting the problem. Now, it seems that everything is working splendidly and NASA is comfortable in announcing that Hubble is back to normal.

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