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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