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James Webb Area Telescope experiences 2nd instrument glitch

Each spacecraft glitches often, and even probably the most highly effective area telescope ever launched is not immune.

The James Webb Area Telescope (JWST or Webb) launched in December 2021 and has been conducting science observations since July 2022, gorgeous the world with its beautiful pictures and revolutionary knowledge. However on Jan. 15, JWST’s Close to Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) instrument “skilled a communications delay throughout the instrument, inflicting its flight software program to outing,” in keeping with a Jan. 24 assertion (opens in new tab) from NASA. NIRISS cannot at the moment be used for science, the assertion famous.

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