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Another great discovery of the James Webb Telescope: The race with Hubble continues

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An international team of astronomers recently claimed that: The James Webb Space Telescope has found hitherto unknown primitive galaxies. One of them may even have formed 350 million years after the Big Bang (only). A result that earned JWST another point in its “competition” with Hubble.

If the results are confirmed, this massive star cluster has just been discovered, experts associated with the project said. would beat Hubble’s previous resultIt holds the record for being the “most distant and oldest galaxy” formed 400 million years after the universe’s main event.

These latest findings published on the pages of JWSTAstrophysical Journal Lettersspecify it stars may have appeared much earlier than previously thoughtmaybe even a few million years after the Big Bang.

Dr. from Rohan NaiduHarvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the leader of the international team that conducted the study believes they will still be necessary. further observations in the infrared spectrumvia Webb tools before requesting a new “distance record”.

On the other hand, as scientists underlined at a NASA press conference, although some researchers have previously reported that they have discovered galaxies very close to the creation of the Universe, everything has not been proven yetbecause some of these may be later galaxies mimicking much older galaxies.

Garth Illingworth of the University of California and co-author of the paper explained: “We are in a very special time. There have been many pre-announcements of very old galaxies, but as a community we still understand, Which of these statements could be correct?”.

“But if the results are confirmed, the James Webb Space Telescope will prove extremely important in pushing the boundaries of cosmic knowledge. on the brink of the Big Bang”Dr Naidu added.

However, one of the most intriguing questions remains to prevail: When and how did the first galaxies form? Experts from all over the world will try to answer these and other questions, with technological progress at their disposal.

Image sources: NASA, ESA, CSA, Tommaso Treu (UCLA), Zolt G. Levay (STScI)

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