HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE FIXED AFTER MONTH OF NO SCIENCE
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The Hubble Space Telescope should be back in action soon, following a tricky, remote repair job by NASA.

The orbiting observatory went dark in mid-June, with all astronomical viewing halted.

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