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Baby Universe Galaxies Captured by JWST

The James Webb Telescope discovers the first galaxies in the universe. — NASA/File

Dating just 300 million years after the Big Bang, the James Webb Space Telescope spotted the first two most distant galaxies in the universe, according to Live Science.

This new space research breaks records set by another pair of galaxies discovered by JWST last year. These galaxies date back approximately 330 million years after the birth of the universe. They push our understanding of the cosmic dawn even further.

In addition to being exceptionally old, the newly discovered galaxies named JADES-GS-z14-0 and JADES-GS-z14-1 are also unusually large for such an early period in cosmic history, as well as being exceptionally old , according to the published discovery article. May 28 on the arXiv preprint server.

“It is astonishing that the Universe can create such a galaxy in just 300 million years,” said the study’s lead author, Stefano Carniani, who is also an assistant professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Pisa, in a press release.