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James Webb Telescope may have already found the most distant galaxy ever

A week after the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful ever built, were revealed, scientists may have already identified the most distant galaxy ever observed, which existed 13.5 billion years ago.

Named GLASS-z13, it appears as it was around 300 million years after the Big Bang, 100 million years younger than the previous record, Rohan Naidu, from the Center for Harvard astrophysics.

Rohan Naidu is the lead author of a study analyzing data from James Webb’s first observations, which is currently underway, with the data being published online for all astronomers on the planet.

One of the main missions of this new telescope is to observe the first galaxies formed after the Big Bang, which occurred 13.8 billion years ago.

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