Webb Telescope discovers most distant galaxy known

Scientists attain this discovery after JWST monitored "Cosmic Dawn" continuously for past two years
An undated image of space. — Freepik
An undated image of space. — Freepik

With the universe expanding rapidly to be of an indefinite scale, scientists are claiming that the James Webb Space Telescope has spotted something, they believe, is the most distant known galaxy.

This discovery has reportedly been attained after the JWST monitored "Cosmic Dawn", as astronomers call it, continuously for the past two years.

NASA stated in an official press release that a "Cosmic Dawn" is the period in the first few hundred million years after the big bang, the time when the first galaxies were created. 

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The space exploratory agency reported that newly discovered galaxies provide scientists details as to how gas, stars and black holes evolved when the universe was in the initial stage of its formation.

As part of the JWST Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JAMES) programme, some international astronomers observed galaxies in October 2023 and January 2024 with the help of Webb Telescope.

The examination of the galaxies was done to accumulate the spectrum of record-breaking galaxy, as dubbed by NASA, only 290 million years after the big bang. Stretch of a galaxy’s light by the expansion of the universe helped them to measure the spectrum.

Which new galaxy scientists have discovered

Two of the astronomers on the team told NASA that in January 2024, Webb’s Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) spotted for straight 10 hours the newly found galaxy named as JADES-GS-z14-0 by astronomers.

James Webb Telescope distance from earth

If you wonder about James Webb Telescope distance from earth, then be very clear that it is positioned at the second Lagrange point (L2), where the gravitational forces of the Earth and the Sun create a stable location, the James Webb Space Telescope is located approximately 1.5 million kilometres from Earth. a point which allows it to have a clear view of the cosmos.