The James Webb Space Telescope returns to science operations after a glitch

The newest, most powerful space telescope in operation is back at work after a glitch that prevented several days of scientific observations.

The mission staff behind the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb or JWST) spent about two weeks battling a problem that first appeared on Dec. 7, according to a NASA statement (opens in new tab). According to NASA officials, the fault never threatened the telescope and normal operations resumed on Tuesday (December 20).

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