Webb telescope again discovers the most distant galaxy ever seen

Webb telescope again discovers the most distant galaxy ever seen

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The James Webb Space Telescope has set a new record for the most distant known galaxy, an extremely bright star system that formed 290 million years after the Big Bang, NASA said Thursday.

Since coming online in 2022, the Webb telescope has ushered in a new era of scientific breakthroughs, looking farther into the distant regions of the universe than ever before — which also means it’s looking back in time.

The latest discovery will have a “profound impact” on our understanding of the so-called cosmic rise, researchers said.

An international team of astronomers first spotted the galaxy, called JADES-GS-z14-0, in early 2023, but they needed more observations to be sure it was truly a record-breaking galaxy and not a “confusing strange galaxy,” they said in a joint statement.

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