James Webb Telescope Takes Baby Pictures Of Universe

Images lead to discoveries of galaxies formed 350 million years after Big Bang

  • The James Webb Space Telescope has captured snapshots of galaxies near the dawn of time.
  • Orbiting the sun approximately one million miles from Earth, the JWST can detect faint light that’s been traveling for almost the entire history of our universe, with is 13.8 billion years old.
  • “Just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, there are already lots of galaxies,” an astronomer at the University of California at Los Angeles, Tommaso Treu, said. “JWST has opened up a new frontier, bringing us closer to understanding how it all began.”
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