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Webb Telescope Suffered ‘Uncorrectable Damage’ In Micrometeoroid Hit

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  • A micrometeoroid smashed into NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Telescope and caused “significant uncorrectable damage.”
  • While experts say the impact was small, it has prompted further investigation.
  • Micrometeoroids are fragments of asteroids that are usually smaller than a grain of sand, according to NASA.
  • Engineers were able to realign Webb’s segments to adjust for the micrometeoroid’s damage.

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