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Check out the first pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope after a serious computer malfunction.

These two images of strange galaxies are some of the first images of the revived Hubble Space Telescope, taken on July 17, 2021, after scientific operations resumed after a month of work to rebuild the observatory after a computer failure. Right: Three-armed spiral galaxy ARP-MADORE0002-503. Left: an interacting pair of galaxies called ARP-MADORE2115-273. (Image Credit: Science: NASA, ESA, STScI, Julianne Dalcanton (UW) Image Processing: Alyssa Pagan (STScI))

Hubble fans rejoice. More than a month later, with the camera window closed, the famous Hubble Space Telescope is again capturing images of space.

The famous (and aging) space observatory resumed scientific operations on Saturday (July 17) after weeks of sleep while NASA engineers tried to fix a computer glitch. The work paid off with this photograph, which shows the first two new images of Hubble since its computer problems began.

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