James Webb's telescope took a picture of the oldest galaxy

James Webb's telescope took a picture of the oldest galaxy

The galaxy was named GLASS-z13 and formed 300 million years after the Big Bang, about 100 million years earlier than all previously identified objects.

GLASS-z13 existed in the earliest era of the universe, but its exact age was unknown because it could have been formed at any time during the first 300 million years.

GLASS-z13 has been detected from the earliest data that received the main infrared heat vision from the NIRCam orbital observatory, and the galaxy looks like a red drop with a white spot in the center.

Using data collected from various infrared filters, the team was able to determine where the light was coming from, indicating a distant galaxy.

Now the team wants to ask the telescope managers to set aside time and perform spectroscopy, which is a light analysis that identifies the detailed properties of the object and helps measure the exact distance to it.