Monday, February 6, 2023

Webb telescope goes into safe mode due to a software glitch

Image for article A software glitch has forced the Webb telescope to go into safe mode

The Webb Space Telescope’s instruments have been in safe mode intermittently since last December 7, but resumed science operations earlier this week, NASA said in a statement. a statement this Wednesday.

That Webb had to go into safe mode (basically a mode that shuts down all non-essential systems of the telescope) meant it had to shut down its science operations during that time, the statement explained. Although NASA says the problem has been resolved and “the telescope and its instruments are in good health,” the agency was not informed of the failure until yesterday.

Webb is a space telescope that captures images of the universe at the longitude of space infrared and near infrared. This state-of-the-art telescope has managed to capture During our first six months of scientific observations our attention has been showing iconic structures such as pillars of creation,

NASA’s statement said that “the failure software was active in the attitude control system”, one of the instruments the guide Where is the observatory pointing? It must be remembered that during this spring the telescope had to change its field of view from one Micro meteorite hits telescope and hurt One of the mirror panels.

this series of The pause meant that the telescope could not continue its observations during this month.NASA said. Now, the web science team has resumed activity and is trying to reprogram its tools continue the tasks you left halfway,

Yesterday the web published the cosmic equivalent of A Christmas Christmas: An image of the spiral galaxy NGC 7469, IsThe galaxy is 220 million light-years away and looks apparently cool. in the eyes of Web. Sharp diffraction spikes extend from The galactic center, where a supermassive black hole resides.

spiral galaxy NGC 7469

In addition to providing a new way of seeing stellar objects that we already knowThe able to capture web images of The first corner of the universe, a light that was too weak for telescopes to see old.

One of Webb’s main scientific goals is to observe ancient light sources coming from the first stars and galaxies, to understand how these objects originated and evolved,

In other words, do everything possible in the name of science. Why web works correctly, Yes, we have lost several weeks of work, but Prevention is better than cure, and now that the telescope is fully functional, we can only pray that it stays like this,

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