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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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NASA’s $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Struck by Micrometeoroid

This artist’s conception shows the fully unfolded James Webb Space Telescope in space. Credit: Adriana Manrique Gutierrez, NASA Animator James Webb Space Telescope sustained an impact to one of its primary mirror segments between May 23 and 25. Micrometeoroid strikes are an unavoidable aspect of operating any spacecraft, which routinely sustain many impacts over the …

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NASA’s new powerful space telescope gets hit by larger than expected micrometeoroid

NASA’s new powerful space telescope gets hit by larger than expected micrometeoroid

NASA’s new powerful space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, got pelted by a larger than expected micrometeoroid at the end of May, causing some detectable damage to one of the spacecraft’s 18 primary mirror segments. The impact means that the mission team will have to correct for the distortion created by the strike, but …

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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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Russia wants to restart Germany's black-hole searching space telescope

Russia wants to restart Germany’s black-hole searching space telescope

Russia wants to restart a German black-hole searching telescope that went to space aboard a Russian satellite in 2019. Germany ordered the telescope mothballed in early March in response to Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine.  The telescope, called eROSITA and mounted on the Russian Spektr-RG spacecraft, scans the sky for sources of X-ray radiation (black …

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