There’s something wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope

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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most reliable pieces of hardware ever launched into Earth orbit. It's been peering into the depths of space for nearly three decades now, and while it's had a few hiccups in the past, it's always managed to push through them and continue providing humanity with amazing observations.

Unfortunately for NASA engineers, the telescope has begun acting, well, odd. After rumors of mission downtime began circulating on Twitter, Dr. Rachel Osten of the Hubble team confirmed that something is wrong with the telescope's gyroscopes, which it uses for orientation.

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