"It's a real monster": NASA telescope spots a "ghostly" object that disappears and reappears. Photo
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured a mysterious object that scientists have previously seen. This is the dusty galaxy AzTECC71, which ground-based telescopes have only noticed as a shining spot.
The Byte has published a study by scientists from the COSMOS-Web JWST project, which aims to map up to one million galaxies to better understand cosmic phenomena. The "ghostly" object was previously captured by NASA's Hubble telescope, but it turned out to be not very powerful.
AzTECC71 is a distant galaxy with new star formation that dates back almost one billion years after the Big Bang.
Scientists believed that such galaxies were extremely rare in the early Universe, but this discovery suggests that they may be three to ten times more common than expected and this dramatically changes the way we think about the Universe.
According to University of Texas researcher Jed McKinney, AzTECC71 is a real monster, although the galaxy looks like a small drop, it actually forms hundreds of new stars every year.
The fact that the newest telescope cannot capture such a huge phenomenon indicates that there is a whole population of galaxies that humanity has not yet been able to explore.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA published an incredible discovery of scientists that there may be "life zones" on Mercury.