Thanks to the James Webb telescope, scientists have discovered that there were many disk galaxies in the young universe
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Thanks to the James Webb telescope, scientists have discovered that there were many disk galaxies in the young universe

Leonardo Ferreira (Leonardo Ferreira), a University of Nottingham student, and his colleagues presented the results of the analysis of first scientific images taken by the James Webb telescope. One shows a distant cluster with galaxies. Scientists have created a classification system for detected objects and calculated their ratio.

Disk galaxy NGC 1512
Scientists came to unexpected conclusions that the formation of the galaxies we know was much more rapid than originally thought. At z3-6, disk galaxies are common (a measure that measures the antiquity and age of an object), they account for 50 percent of the galaxy population. Based on data from older generation telescopes, this is approximately 10 times the amount previously believed. This could mean that disk galaxies like the Milky Way have remained almost unchanged for approximately 10 billion years. This is contrary to the theory that galaxies merge and then lose their shapes, which forces us all to reexamine our theories about their evolution.

 

Thanks to the James Webb telescope, scientists have discovered that there were many disk galaxies in the young universe
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