Pandora’s Cluster, Abell 2744 - NIRCam (Clean)
Two of the most distant galaxies seen to date are captured in these Webb pictures of the outer regions of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 2744. The galaxies are not inside the cluster, but many billions of light-years behind it.
The galaxy labelled 1 existed only 450 million years after the Big Bang. The galaxy labelled 2 existed 350 million years after the Big Bang. Both are seen really close in time to the Big Bang which occurred 13.8 billion years ago. These galaxies are tiny compared to our Milky Way, being just a few percent of its size, even the unexpectedly elongated galaxy labelled (1).
[Image Description: Two images showing thousands of galaxies of different colours, shapes, and sizes. In between the two images are two pull-outs showing details from the large images.]Credit:
NASA, ESA, CSA, T. Treu (UCLA)
About the Image
|Release date:||17 November 2022, 16:00|
|Size:||9714 x 3999 px|