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Astronomers Say They’ve Found The Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

It’s a record that has been broken multiple times over the past two years alone, and one that we expect to see broken again soon. Astronomers using the newly operational James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have announced the discovery of what appears to be the most distant galaxy yet.   If this sounds familiar, it’s …

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Scientists Glimpse The Earliest Dark Matter Ever Observed in The Universe

What little we know of dark matter comes from calculations based on the glow of surrounding galaxies. The further away we look, however, the dimmer that starlight gets, making it harder to see the subtle influence of this most mysterious of forces.   Now a collaboration between astronomers from Japan and the US has found …

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We found some strange radio sources in a distant galaxy cluster. They’re making us rethink what we thought we knew.

The colliding cluster Abell 3266 as seen across the electromagnetic spectrum, using data from ASKAP and the ATCA (red/orange/yellow colours), XMM-Newton (blue) and the Dark Energy Survey (background map). (Image credit: Christopher Riseley (Università di Bologna),) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed …

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Far, far away: The most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Earendel is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth and is shown here in this image where the white arrow is

James Webb Space Telescope captures its first image of the most distant known star in the universe

An image of the most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Named Earendel, after a character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Silmarillion’, it is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth. That is over 10 billion light-years more distant than the next-furthest …

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Earendel, the most distant star known to astronomers, was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2022.

James Webb Space Telescope glimpses Earendel, the most distant star known in the universe

The James Webb Space Telescope has caught a glimpse of the most distant star known in the universe, which had been announced by scientists using Webb’s predecessor the Hubble Space Telescope only a few months ago.  The star, named Earendel, after a character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel “The Silmarillion,” was discovered …

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Strange Radio Sources in Distant Galaxy Cluster Defy Our Understanding

The Universe is littered with galaxy clusters – huge structures piled up at the intersections of the cosmic web. A single cluster can span millions of light-years across and be made up of hundreds, or even thousands, of galaxies.   However, these galaxies represent only a few percent of a cluster’s total mass. About 80 …

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