Hubble gets a camera repair, new spectrograph

Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 00:28 in Astronomy & Space

It's the first time astronauts have dismantled a science instrument at the orbiting telescope. With two spacewalks to go, the Atlantis crew and Mission Control are already thrilled with the results. Spacewalking astronauts gave the Hubble Space Telescope a more commanding view of the cosmos by installing a new high-tech instrument Saturday, then pulled off their toughest job yet: fixing a broken camera.

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