James Webb Space Telescope uncovers starbirth clues at ‘cosmic noon’

A new image produced by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST, or Webb) sheds light on how early stars formed during “cosmic noon” more than 10 billion years ago.

About 200,000 light-years away from Earth, the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy and one of the Milky Way’s closest neighbors, is notable for lacking metals heavier than hydrogen and helium. 

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