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NASA unveiled the first full colored image from the James Webb telescope. It shows the galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 (SMACS J0723.3-7327) which acts as a gravitational lens and magnifies light coming from behind.
Thanks to a gravitational lens created by a massive cluster of galaxies astronomers were able to identify the most distant single star ever seen. The star nicknamed Earendel has between 50 and 500 solar masses and lies 28 billion light years away. According to a new study published in Nature magazine, the light detected by Hubble left the star when the universe was less than a billion years old (out of today's 13,8 billion years).
Astronomers recently weighed a young exoplanet orbiting star HD 114082. Together with its radius it allowed them to calculate its density, and it is too dense to be explained by current models.