Today, fourth episode of season 3 of our Sunday quiz. And a change in the game: this will be a question for the Nostalgeek. Indeed, find photos of devices that are not referenced by Tineye and Google becomes complicated...
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Question: which processor is currently used in the Hubble telescope and how long is it?
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The answer is interesting: If Hubble was launched with a DF-224, which was coupled to a 80386 in 1993. In 1999, NASA installed a map including a 80486 processor. In 2008, the 80486 main has had a problem, and it is the "face B" card has been activated: indeed, computer systems are lined to prevent problems... The processor actuel Hubble is an installed 80486 in 1999 but put in service in 2008.