Dazzling James Webb Space Telescope Image Sparks Scientific Fight

a massive foreground galaxy cluster magnifies and distorts more distant galaxies
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The James Webb Space Telescope’s spectacular image of the deep infrared universe has uncovered 42 new images of lensed galaxies and revealed in unprecedented depth the shape of the lens, which may eventually help us see the first galaxies.

The revelation of James Webb Space Telescope deep field image, by US President Joe Biden in a special white house event held on July 11, was a closely guarded secret. Teams of astronomers scrambled to be the first to analyze it, and three new articles were posted on the community preprint server a week after the image was published.

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