early galaxies

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.

3 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…

4 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.

6 months 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…

7 months 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

8 months 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,…

9 months 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…

10 months ago

Webb Completes its First “Deep Field” With Nine Days of Observing Time. What did it Find?

About 13 billion years ago, the stars in the Universe's earliest galaxies sent photons out into space. Some of those…

12 months ago

Astronomer Working With Webb Said the new Images “Almost Brought him to Tears.” We’ll see Them on July 12th

The first images taken by James Webb will be released in a little more than a week! According to NASA,…

1 year ago

Nearby Ancient Dwarf Galaxies Have a Surprising Amount of Dark Matter

According to new research led from MIT, ancient dwarf galaxies may have had more dark matter than previously thought.

3 years ago