They discovered the first three galaxies to form in the universe

Mexico City (Afro).- A team of researchers used the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to discover three of the first galaxies that formed in the universe. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), these interstellar neighborhoods would have started to form when the universe was 400 to 600 million years old.

According to data obtained through the telescope, scientists were able to determine that these ancient galaxies were surrounded by hydrogen and helium gases, the first elements in the universe, according to National Geographic information.

James Webb’s instruments detected unusually dense amounts of gas around three galaxies. According to the same NASA report, this would be key to the formation of new stars in those regions of the universe.

“Without the Web, we would not have been able to observe these early galaxies,” said Kasper Heintz, lead author and associate professor of astrophysics at the Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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