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NASA’s James Webb telescope gets hit by a micrometeroid | Engadget

Astronomers everywhere have high hopes for NASA’s James Webb telescope. It’s supposed to give us an insight into the first stars and galaxies that ever formed and into the atmospheres of potentially habitable exoplanets. That is why NASA and its partners had engineered it to be able to withstand harsh situations, such as being bombarded …

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NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

In its new home far from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope maybe isn’t quite as alone as it seems. The pocket of space occupied by the telescope isn’t a total vacuum – and now the inevitable has happened, with a tiny piece of rock, a micrometeorite, colliding with one of Webb’s mirror segments.   …

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Hubble Captures Record-Breaking 'Sneak Peek' of James Webb Space Telescope Discoveries

Hubble Captures Record-Breaking ‘Sneak Peek’ of James Webb Space Telescope Discoveries

What’s happening The Hubble Space Telescope just captured the largest-ever near-infrared image of the sky. Why it matters This giant survey could pave the way for next-gen James Webb Space Telescope discoveries, and eventually, help humans understand some of the most elusive regions of our universe. Amid the thrill of discussing astronomy’s shiny new toy, …

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