James Webb Space Telescope Damaged by Meteoroids Written 10 June 2022


Artist’s concept of the James Webb Space Telescope in space with its major elements fully deployed. | Credit: GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez; NASA

BBC News reports that one of the main mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been damaged by impact of a small meteoroid. NASA reports the meteoroid struck the space observatory “sometime between 23 and 25 May,” but is unlikely to affect mission performance.
Full Story (BBC News)