Hubble Shut Down — NASA Investigates

The Cosmic Companion
Nov 2 · 2 min read

Hubble shut down on 25 October, and investigators are searching for the reason why.

The Hubble Space Telescope seen in orbit over Earth. Image credit: NASA

Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has already made its mark among the legendary telescopes of the ages. This revolutionary telescope continues to be one of the world’s greatest scientific instruments.

At 1:46 am EDT on 23 October, Hubble’s systems signaled controllers on Earth of…