NASA's James Webb Telescope damaged by asteroid impact

NASA's James Webb Telescope damaged by asteroid impact

NASA’s James Webb Telescope damaged by asteroid impact

The James Webb Telescope’s 13 billion-year-old image of the universe continues to rage. In the meantime, bad news was heard about this telescope. The telescope has been heavily damaged by several asteroids.

Recently, scientists have reported this information in a research paper. This incident happened last May.

The James Webb Space Telescope reported that the image of the galaxy 13 billion years ago. Just because of this galaxy,

from the water vapor in the atmosphere of a distant gas planet to the moments just before the death of a star, this powerful telescope called Webb has brought to the human world after billions of years.

James Webb Space is the world’s most powerful telescope to date, several times more powerful than Hubble.

The James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful, was heavily damaged by the asteroid strike.

According to the paper, a group of scientists reported some problems with the telescope, which ‘cannot be fixed.’ They also said the telescope was ‘overall little affected.’

A total of six micrometeorites hit the James Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror on May 22. The sixth and last of these shocks resulted in major damage.

Initially though it didn’t seem too big. But now a new paper by scientists suggests it may be more serious than previously thought.

They say that it is normal for small asteroids to collide with telescopes in space. The telescope is made with that in mind. But James Webb suffered more than one would expect from a concussion.

Scientists say the long-term effects of micrometeoroid impacts are of greatest concern today. This can gradually damage the primary mirror.

Scientists have informed about this before. But they did not imagin that the damage of world was so great. There is only one relief for now.

The resolution of the telescope’s primary mirrorĀ  unaffected. However, James Webb’s engineers believe that mirrors and sunshields are bound to deteriorate gradually of the telescope.

But there may be a possible solution to this. That is, avoiding orbital motions that have statistically higher micrometeoroids.

Engineers on the telescope used a mix of simulations and actual test effects on mirror samples to get a clearer idea of how to power the observatory for on-orbit operation,

NASA said. This latest damaging effect is much larger than the model and beyond what the engineering team tested on the ground.

NASA worked with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency to build the James Webb Space Telescope,

which cost $10 billion. Launched on December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope consists of the largest set of mirrors.

Webb has been orbiting the L-2 point since February this year, which is about one million miles or 1.6 million kilometers from Earth.šŸ”±