For the record

January 28, 2000

Astronomers have resumed their exploration of the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Images of remote galaxies and dying stars have been issued for the first time since the Earth-orbiting eye on the heavens was temporarily blinded, following the failure of its gyroscopes.

A team of astronauts, including Cambridge University graduate Michael Foale, replaced gyroscopes and electronics last December during a space shuttle servicing mission.

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