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Hubble Space Telescope Working Again


The Hubble Space Telescope is back to work, after a month-long shutdown to fix problems it was having in sending information to Earth.

The U.S. space agency, NASA, said Thursday the telescope's camera is now working as it was before the problems. The agency said it took a photo of a pair of galaxies and that it "scored a perfect 10".

The photo shows the ring-shaped galaxies just after they collided.

The Hubble stopped beaming information to Earth in late September when a data unit failed.

The computer glitch forced NASA to postpone a shuttle mission to repair the Hubble. That mission has been rescheduled for next year.

The Hubble has been orbiting about 600 kilometers above the Earth since 1990.

The telescope sends images from space back to Earth and has revolutionized understanding of the universe.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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