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Galaxy that James Webb Photographed Sparkled with the Universe's ,,,,

By Aazam

In Webb's first deep-field image of SMACS 0723, scientists discovered some of the universe's oldest globular clusters surrounding a distant galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured the universe's deepest infrared image in its very first picture

Thousands of galaxies can be seen throughout the image, some of which can be traced back to a time when the universe was only a few billion years old

The huge mass of the galaxy cluster at the centre, SMACS 0723, which functions as a magnifying glass, is responsible for these early galaxies

The Sparkler Galaxy, which is around 9 billion light-years away, is one of the galaxies that can be seen by SMACS 0723

Some team members discovered that there was a galaxy out there that appeared to be surrounded by a number of brilliant spots

The group proposed that these compact objects might either be very old globular clusters or young, actively developing star clusters

The stars, however, would be old and formed early in the galaxy's life if they were globular clusters, making them some of the oldest stars in the universe

The Milky Way contains roughly 150 globular clusters, which at first glance could seem like a very large sample size

However, it is unclear to astronomers exactly when and how these star clusters evolved

Simply said, further follow-up work is required, according to Moula. It's in a densely populated area, therefore extensive modelling is required to determine the ages of these clusters

The JWST might potentially be used to look more closely at far-off globular clusters, according to the researchers