James Webb Space Telescope Just Got Hit By A Mysterious Piece!
A mysterious object has hit the world’s most powerful space telescope, but it seems scientists aren’t particularly fazed.
One of the 18 beryllium-gold tiles that make up the James Webb Space telescope’s 6.5m-wide primary reflector, known as mirror section C3, was apparently struck, according to NASA’s analysis.
Because of how quickly objects move through space, even the smallest particles that collide with another item can produce a significant amount of energy. With this most recent incident being the most significant, Webb has now been struck five times.
Why is NASA not concerned after a meteoroid hit the James Webb Telescope? Well, let's find out!