Hubble Space Telescope computer glitch in 1980s could be deeper than NASA anticipated

It turns out it’s tricky to troubleshoot a 1980s computer that zoomed around the Earth hundreds of miles above our heads.

NASA spent over a week assessing a computer problem that posed the venerable Hubble Space Telescope hors de combat June 13 and that could force the spacecraft to switch to a standby computer. Currently, current tests indicate that the problem the team has identified so far may not be the cause of the computer problems, according to the agency’s update.

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