One of Webb Telescope’s Tools Has a Glitch

The Webb Space Telescope has been beaming back incredible images of the cosmos since its alignment earlier this year. NASA says a mechanism used to support Webb’s medium-resolution spectroscopy (MRS) experienced “increased friction” while being set up for a science observation. The space agency called for a meeting of an anomaly review board on September 6 to “assess the best path forward” for Webb. Webb is expected to operate for about 20 years or longer, so hopefully it can overcome a few technical glitches along its journey.

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