Webb Telescope Spots Earliest Galaxies Yet and They Are Cosmic Oddballs

From a Washington Post story by Mark Johnson headlined “Webb telescope spots earliest galaxies yet, and they are cosmic oddballs”:

From its perch a million miles from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope has sighted two of the most distant galaxies ever — and delivered a brilliant surprise. These galaxies are far brighter than anyone expected, challenging our view of how the cosmos took shape in the aftermath of the big bang 13.8 billion years ago.

Scientists had hoped that the world’s most advanced space telescope would deliver the unexpected, and “the universe did not let us down,” said Tommaso Treu, principal investigator for the GLASS-JWST Early Release Science Program and a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles.