Dec 12, 2022

Major Milestone: NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Discovers Earliest Galaxies in the Universe

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Astronomers report the most distant known galaxies — detected and confirmed by the James Webb Space Telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb) is an orbiting infrared observatory that will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope. It covers longer wavelengths of light, with greatly improved sensitivity, allowing it to see inside dust clouds where stars and planetary systems are forming today as well as looking further back in time to observe the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.

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