The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) may have recently detected the earliest stars in the universe, which are known as Population III (or Pop III) stars. Pop III stars are the oldest and most distant stars that are thought to have formed in the universe. According to a new paper, the JWST has detected extremely faint light emitted by the earliest known galaxies, which were likely formed by these ancient stars. The discovery of Pop III stars could provide valuable insight into the universe’s early stages and help scientists understand the origins of the universe itself. In addition, this discovery could also provide new opportunities to study how ancient galaxies formed and evolved over time.
Today: December 4, 2023