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Wide Field Camera 3 Anomaly on Hubble Space Telescope

Release date: Jan 9, 2019 11:00 AM (EST)
Wide Field Camera 3 Anomaly on Hubble Space Telescope

The Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope suspended operations on January 8 due to a hardware problem. Hubble will continue to perform science observations with its other three active instruments, while the Wide Field Camera 3 anomaly is investigated. Wide Field Camera 3, installed during Servicing Mission 4 in 2009, is equipped with redundant electronics should they be needed to recover the instrument.