A Red Smudge That’s 35 Billion Light-Years Away

Image (Credit): Galaxy CEERS-93316. (NASA)

Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Scottish astronomers at the University of Edinburgh believe they have spotted a galaxy that is about 35 billion light-years away, showing us the galaxy as it would have appeared 235 million years after the Big Bang. This would make it the most distant galaxy ever captured by astronomers.

The BBC News story noted that the Edinburgh astronomers obtained their information from a wide-field survey of the sky that JWST is currently conducting called the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey.

The galaxy reported by the University team is CEERS-93316. We should expect more such findings from this Survey as astronomers dig into the data.