early galaxies

The JWST is Re-Writing Astronomy Textbooks

When the James Webb Space Telescope was launched at the end of 2021, we expected stunning images and illuminating scientific…

1 week ago

Galaxies in the Early Universe Preferred their Food Cold

One of the main objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study the early Universe by using…

3 weeks ago

Why Was it Tricky to Know the Distances to Galaxies JWST Was Seeing?

One of the chief objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study the formation and evolution of…

6 months ago

JWST Plucks One Single Star out of a Galaxy Seen 12.5 Billion Years Ago

Thanks to data obtained by Webb, astronomers have confirmed that MACS0647-star-1 is the second farthest star observed to date.

10 months ago

You’re Looking at One of the Farthest Confirmed Galaxies Found by JWST

Astronomers have confirmed the age of Maisie's galaxy, which existed when the Universe was just 390 million years old, making…

10 months ago

Here's How You Could Get Impossibly Large Galaxies in the Early Universe

A study by an Israeli team of astronomers offers a solution to the "impossibly massive" galaxies Webb observed.

1 year ago

JWST Sees a Galaxy Cluster Coming Together in the Early Universe

One of the James Webb Space Telescope‚Äôs science goals is to help cosmologists understand how the first galaxies and galaxy…

1 year ago

This JWST Image Shows Gravitational Lensing at its Finest

The latest image release from the James Webb Space Telescope shows another beautiful field filled with galaxies and gravitational lenses

1 year ago

“The Universe Breakers”: Six Galaxies That are Too Big, Too Early

In the first data taken last summer with the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the new James Webb Space Telescope,…

1 year ago

Astronomers Pin Down the Age of the Most Distant Galaxy: Seen 367 Million Years After the Big Bang

Staring off into the ancient past with a $10 billion space telescope, hoping to find extraordinarily faint signals from the…

1 year ago