James Webb Space Telescope sees Eärendel, the most distant star

Earendel, the most distant star known to astronomers, was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2022.
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The James Webb Space Telescope has glimpsed the most distant known star in the universe, which had been announced by scientists using Webb’s predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, just a few months ago.

The star called Earendelafter a character from JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel “The Silmarillion” was discovered thanks to gravitational lensing in a hubble space telescope deep field image. The star, whose light took 12.9 billion Light years attain Landit’s so dim that it might be quite difficult to find it in the new James Webb Space Telescope image, which was posted to Twitter on Tuesday (Aug 2) by a group of astronomers using the account Cosmic Spring JWST (opens in a new tab).

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