Webb, Hubble Capture Detailed Views of DART Impact

The James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, have captured views of a unique NASA experiment designed to intentionally smash a spacecraft into a small asteroid

These observations of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) impact mark the first time that Webb and Hubble simultaneously observed the same celestial target

DART is a test for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards

The coordinated Hubble and Webb observations are more than just an operational milestone for each telescope

“Webb and Hubble show what we’ve always known to be true at NASA: We learn more when we work together,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson

Webb and Hubble captured the impact in different wavelengths of light – Webb in infrared and Hubble in visible

The James Webb Space Telescope is the world's premier space science observatory

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