Hubble is back in the running

Interacting galaxies
Interacting galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope gave us a bit of a scare when one of its networking equipment broke down and even the backup system looked like it failed. So it's great news that the backup system is back in shape, which they checked out by getting images of two interacting galaxies and having the telescope sending them to us. It also means that the servicing mission to the Hubble is back on track. Not too bad for an eighteen-year old space telescope ...