Wednesday, Jun 07th

Last update10:06:32 PM GMT

You are here News Science Image of star cluster more than 10bn years ago sheds light on early stages of universe

Image of star cluster more than 10bn years ago sheds light on early stages of universe

Star cluster more than 10b years ago

Scientists have been given an unprecedented glimpse into the birth of stars and the early stages of the universe, after a new image showing a cluster more than 10bn years ago was released by the James Webb space telescope.

The image shows a young cluster of stars, known as NGC 346, which is more than 200,000 light years from Earth.

Scientists have taken a particular interest in the cluster, which is in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), because it resembles the conditions of the early universe when star formation was at its peak.

Astronomers hope that studying the region could give more answers as to how the first stars formed during the “cosmic noon”, only 2 or 3 billion years after the big bang.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Boeing finds new problems with Starliner space capsule and delays first crewed launch

Boeing has trouble with launching Boeing has indefinitely delayed next month's launch of its Starliner capsule — which would have carried...

Scientists find way to make energy from air using nearly any material

Nearly any material can harvest energy out of thin air Nearly any material can be used to turn the energy in air humidity into electricity, scientists...

Creating a sperm or egg from any cell? Reproduction revolution on the horizon

Sperm or egg from any cell? It's a Wednesday morning at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in downtown Washington,...

World likely to breach 1.5C climate threshold by 2027, scientists warn

World likely to beach 1.5C climate threshhold by 2027 The world is almost certain to experience new record temperatures in the next five years, and...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!