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Question in the Universe detected by the James Webb Telescope

In an image taken by the James Webb Telescope on June 26, 2023, and published by the European Space Agency’s JWST team, two actively forming young stars, Herbig-Haro 46/47, surrounded by a feeding disk of matter, have been spotted. They are located 1460 light-years away in the constellation Vela. However, aroused curiosity object lurking in the image under these stars – a colossal cosmic question mark, the color and shape of which make a speculation. 

Experts suggest that possible explanations are the effects of galaxy interactions or that this is a snapshot of galaxies in the process of merging. The upper curvature may indicate a larger galaxy undergoing tidal deformation. Collisions and gravitational interactions between galaxies are known to produce complex deformations.

The absence of eight-pointed refractive spikes rules out the possibility of a foreground star. The absence of these features due to the JWST mirror suggests alternative explanations.

The question mark has a red tint to it. That means it’s quite far away from us. We may be seeing this object for the first time. JWST’s deep near-infrared imaging field provides access to the farthest reaches of the Universe up to 13.4 billion light-years away.

But that’s not the only question mark from the James Webb Telescope. A little while earlier. 

NASA’s website posted an image showing the gravitational arcs of El Gordo, a cluster of hundreds of galaxies that existed when the universe was about 6.2 billion years old. The site called it a “cosmic teenager.” In the frame, experts have highlighted one area where a bright orange arc is visible. It can also be attributed to the “question mark”, but the authors preferred to call this phenomenon a “fishing hook”. It looks more like an ear to me.

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