The James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope observed NASA

DART asteroid crash seen by James Webb, Hubble Space Telescopes (photos)

The James Webb Space Telescope and its older counterpart Hubble photographed the impact of NASA’s DART probe on the Dimorphos space rock on Monday (September 26).

The observations were the first work the two space telescopes have done in sync, according to NASA, and their collaboration will reveal new information about the battered asteroid. The James Webb Space Telescope observe the universe in the infrared (wavelengths emitting heat), while The Hubble Space Telescope is a specialist in the detection of optical light, that which is visible to the human eye. By combining observations from the two telescopes, astronomers can learn a lot about objects in the cosmos.

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