Most distant galaxy discovered by “James Webb”
(ORDO NEWS) — The first and second images (below) show parts of the outer region of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 2744, which is unofficially called the Pandora Cluster. Pay attention to the areas taken in white frames and signed with the numbers 1 and 2.
In the third and fourth images (below), regions 1 and 2 have been zoomed in as much as possible, and you can now see two red-orange specks that represent incredibly distant galaxies.
To be more precise, the galaxy in inset number 1 existed already 450 million years after the Big Bang , and the galaxy in inset number 2 – 350 million years later!
The discovery of such distant and unexpectedly bright galaxies suggests that stars may have begun to form much earlier than thought prior to the James Webb launch.
Most likely, the first clusters appeared as early as 100 million years after the Big Bang, which, based on the most accurate estimates, occurred 13.8 billion years ago.
The images were taken by NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope during an observation from June 28 to 29, 2022.
The release of the data took place on 17 November. Anything that is not a spiky star (a spot with “spikes”) are extremely distant galaxies.
“James Webb” did not disprove the Big Bang theory, as some people claim. But the telescope made it clear that star formation started much earlier than previously thought.
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