JWST discovers candidates for most distant galaxies so far

Astronomers have discovered what may be the two most distant galaxies ever hidden in early launch images from NASA’s latest space telescope.

The James Webb Space TelescopeGrism’s first scientific work involves a program called the Grism Lens-Amplified Survey from Space, or GLASS. Through GLASS, astronomers are examining the group of galaxies Abell 2744, which is so massive that its gravity is able to distort the space around it and act as a gravity lens Zoom in on images of distant galaxies behind it.

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