NASA scientists claim to have discovered galaxies even closer to the origin of the universe, but these claims have yet to be confirmed
The James Webb Space Telescope of NASA is revealing previously unseen brilliant early galaxies, including one that may have formed just 350 million years after the Big Bang, which created the universe as we know it.
According to astronomers, if the findings are confirmed on Friday. The new galaxy cluster will be more distant than the most distant galaxy observed by the Hubble Space Telescope, which formed 400 million years after the Big Bang.
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According to data from the Webb telescope. Which was launched in December as a replacement for Hubble. Stars may have formed sooner than previously thought, most likely within a few million years of their birth.
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An international team led by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics’ Rohan Naidu. Published the most recent Webb Space Telescope findings in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. The article goes into detail about two very bright galaxies. One is thought to have formed 350 million years after the Big Bang, while the other is thought to have formed 450 million years later.
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Naidu has stated that more infrared observations by Webb are required before claiming a new distance record.
During a press conference, NASA scientists emphasized that, while some researchers claim to have discovered galaxies even closer. To the beginning of the universe 13.8 billion years ago, such claims have yet to be confirmed.
The chief scientist for Webb’s early release science program, said the data so far is “as robust as it gets”. The galaxy that is thought to have formed 350 million years after the Big Bang.
Naidu and his colleagues believe Webb will “prove highly successful in pushing the cosmic frontier all the way to the brink of the Big Bang” as more early galaxies are discovered.