Hubble main camera shuts down after electrical failure.

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  1. Dark_Convoy

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    At least it's not a mission loss, but with the shuttle going the way of the dodo, Hubble's just got the one last servicing mission and then something like this would be worse news.
     
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    That thing is amazing. I know it's had it's share of issues, but I really feel like humanity got its money's worth. Besides the scientific gains, it gave us a look at things that you can't really put a value on.
     
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    But at least it's going to get repaired next year, so it's not a total loss.
     
  6. Seth Buzzard

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    Conspiracy Theater

    Some dude at NASA: “Peeps be buggin that we want to shut down the H-Ubble.”

    Some other dude at NASA: “Yo foo, just make it look like an accident.”
     
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    Yeah it sucks, but at the same time that sucker has been up there for quite a while now. It's due for a replacement anyway. Technology has come a long way since it was thrown into orbit. It's done it's job and then some.
     
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    But the replacement James Webb Space Telescope is ONLY going to image in Infrared. Hubble's imaging in color brings so much more to the armchair astronomer.
     

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