The James Webb Space Telescope sees Earendel, 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 caught sight of the most distant known star in the universe, which was announced by scientists using Webb’s predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope, just a few months ago.

The star called Earendelafter a character from the backstory of J. RR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings The Silmarillion was discovered thanks to gravitational lensing in Hubble Space Telescope deep field image. The star whose light took 12.9 billion light years to reach The Earthis so weak that it may be quite difficult to find it in the new one James Webb Space Telescope image that was posted on Twitter on Tuesday (August 2) by a group of astronomers using the account JWST Space Spring (opens in new tab).

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