Sun-Watching Space Telescope Bounces Back From Glitch
by Denise Chow, SPACE.com Staff Writer
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 bright speck to the left of the center of the
image is the planet Jupiter.
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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