Webb May Have Spotted The Oldest Stars In The Universe

A recent deep field photograph from the James Webb Space Telescope shows light from the first and oldest stars cluster in the universe.

When strong telescopes like Webb and the Hubble Space Telescope direct their lenses at dark areas in the region between visible stars and leave the lenses open long enough to take pictures, deep field images are obtained.

The Recent Photographs Of Galaxies 

According to sources, these most recent photographs display galaxies from the distant reaches of the universe, including one 9 billion light-years away. Millions of stars can be found in each of them. The Astrophysical Journal Letters published the researchers’ findings.

According to Kartheik G. Iyer, co-lead author of the new study and post-doctoral researcher at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, “We hope the knowledge that globular clusters can be observed from such great distances with JWST will spur further science and searches for similar objects.”

We could model the sparkles and better grasp their physical characteristics, such as how old they are and how many stars they contain, because we could detect the sparkles at a variety of wavelengths. 


Alabama played a significant role in the development and testing of the telescope. After being tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, its hexagonal mirrors were polished by Axysys in Cullman, and the micron-thin, kite-shaped screens that shield it from the sun were created by Nexolve in Cummings Research Park.

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