Uh oh, Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 is Down - Universe Today
Universetoday.com - Sat 12 Jan 05:14 GMT

Uh oh, Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 is Down - Universe Today

On January 8th, an important piece of equipment on the Hubble Space Telescope went down. The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) suspended its operations because of a hardware. The Hubble team is investigating the anomaly, and during this time the space telescope’s ot…

  The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) suspended its operations because of a hardware.

  The Hubble team is investigating the anomaly, and during this time the space telescope’s other instruments are working normally and continuing their science operations.

  The WFC3 is the most technologically advanced instrument on the Hubble, and it has captured some of the most stunning and famous images ever captured.

  However, the ongoing government shutdown in the USA might be impacting the efforts, just as it’s impacting other science around the country, world, and in space.

  But the Hubble’s three other instruments are operating normally.