NASA said today that one of the Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror segments was hit by a micrometeoroid, a small asteroid fragment, between May 23 and May 25. Initial assessments of the telescope found that the spacecraft was still performing exceptionally well, though the effects of the...

While some look up to the sky and see humankind’s future, astronomers look up with hope to see further back in time than ever before. New telescopes under construction around the world (and one already in space) are setting the stage for a new age in astronomy, one that we hope will reveal how...