NASA says James Webb Space Telescope is irreversibly damaged
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NASA says James Webb Space Telescope is irreversibly damaged

NASA reported that the main mirror of James Webb’s telescope was more damaged than expected by a small meteorite.

The impact took place between May 22nd and May 24th, 2022. It appears that we are referring to a meteorite that struck the C3 segment. NASA then announced that there was only minor damage from the collision. We now have irreversible damage. Scientists had to adjust the mirror to correct most of the negative effects.

The James Webb mirror, which has a diameter of approximately 6.5 meters, is not enclosed in a cylindrical body like the Hubble Space Telescope’s main mirror. Scientists believe that James Webb might encounter potentially hazardous micrometeorites approximately once per month.

NASA says James Webb Space Telescope is irreversibly damaged
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