Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sun-Watching Space Telescope Bounces Back From Glitch

Date: 11 May 2012 Time: 06:00 PM ET



The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which is jointly managed by NASA and the European Space Agency, took this photo of the sun on May 11, 2012, after recovering from a technical glitch.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which is jointly managed by NASA and the European Space Agency, took this photo of the sun on May 11, 2012, after recovering from a technical glitch. The bright speck to the left of the center of the image is the planet Jupiter.
CREDIT: NASA/ESA




A spacecraft designed to stare at the sun is back up and running after a technical glitch temporarily sidelined the observatory for just over a week.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint mission by NASA and the European Space Agency, suffered a glitch last week that put the spacecraft in a so-called "safe" mode, said Joe Gurman, a SOHO project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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