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James Webb Telescope mirror permanently damaged
International Business Times | 21/07/2022 09:42 AM | Click to read full article
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been struck by a larger-than-expected micrometeoroid, damaging a mirror permanently, though the NASA team said it was prepared for such meteoroid hits.
As the James Webb telescope is damaged, NASA is accelerating the work on its next mission -- Roman Space Telescope, that is scheduled to be launched in 2026 to explore dark energy and dark matter, and exoplanets.