Surprising dust strike on Webb telescope has scientists on alert

Witze, Alexandra (2022) Surprising dust strike on Webb telescope has scientists on alert. Nature. ISSN 0028-0836

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Abstract

As NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope gears up to release its first scientific images on 12 July, engineers are keeping an eye on a small, but potentially impactful, future threat: micrometeoroids. Although mission scientists expected the telescope to be dinged by these tiny bits of space dust over its anticipated 20-year lifetime, a relatively large hit in May has caused them to re-evaluate what they thought they knew about the frequency with which Webb will be pelted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 08:58
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2022 08:58
URI: http://eprints.asianrepository.com/id/eprint/2373

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