Webb telescope discovers oldest galaxies ever observed (2023)


Webb telescope discovers oldest galaxies ever observed? ›

Over 10 days of observation, the team of astronomers used the Webb's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) to scan the deep-field region and soon spotted four galaxies whose red-shift indicated they ranged in age from 320 million to 350 million years after the Big Bang, making them the oldest galaxies ever detected.

What is the oldest galaxy JWST has detected? ›

Additionally, the James Webb Space Telescope confirmed the existence of another galaxy named JADES-GS-z10-0, which was first observed by the Hubble Space Telescope and dates back to 450 million years after the Big Bang.

What is the oldest galaxy discovered? ›

This week, a new candidate for the earliest galaxy — and the earliest to be confirmed spectroscopically — has been identified, dubbed JADES-GS-Z13-0. It formed just 320 million years after the Big Bang, when the intergalactic medium was still made up of murky, neutral hydrogen.

How far ago can the James Webb telescope see? ›

How far back will Webb see? Webb is able to see what the universe looked like around a quarter of a billion years (possibly back to 100 million years) after the Big Bang, when the first stars and galaxies started to form.

Did the James Webb telescope finds two of the oldest and most distant galaxies ever seen? ›

Observing the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope

The galaxy, called GLASS-z12, and another galaxy formed about 450 million years after the big bang, were found over the summer, shortly after the powerful space observatory began its infrared observations of the cosmos.


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