Meteor impact left 'uncorrectable' damage to the Webb telescope's mirror, new report shows


Since launching on Dec. 25, 2021, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been pelted by at least 19 tiny space rocks — including one large one that left noticeable damage on one of the telescope's 18 gold-plated mirrors. In a sprawling new status report posted to the pre-print database (opens in new tab), NASA researchers have shared the first images showing the extent of that d...

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