The James Webb Space Telescope discovers a surprising supernova

The James Webb Space Telescope discovers a surprising supernova

The James Webb Space Telescope has surprised scientists when it unexpectedly discovered its first supernova, an explosion from a dying star. The evidence could potentially open up a whole new field of research opportunities, scientists say.

Only a few days after the start of its academic work, the James Webb Space TelescopeThe NIRCam camera of discovered an unexpectedly bright object in a galaxy called SDSS.J141930.11+5251593, about 3 to 4 billion light years out Earth. The bright object dimmed over a period of five days, suggesting it could be one supernova, caught by sheer luck shortly after the starburst. (The astronomers compared the new observations with archived data from the Hubble Space Telescope to confirm the light was new.)

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