The region of the sky studied by the James Webb Space Telescope Advanced Deep Extragalactic Survey (JADES).

Confirmed! The James Webb Space Telescope has bagged the oldest known galaxies

Astronomers confirmed that four ancient galaxies detected by the James Webb Space Telescope in the early months of its operations are the oldest scientists have ever seen and nearly as old as the universe itself.

The galaxies were among hundreds of promising stellar conglomerations found in images from the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb or JWST). But scientists were only able to confirm that these ancient objects really were as old as they appeared after they looked at them in detail with the Near Infrared Spectrographwhich revealed their chemical composition and determined how fast these galaxies are moving away from Webb.

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