JWST spots giant black holes all over the early universe

Christina Eilers planned a conference for astronomers specializing in the early universe years before the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) even launched. The telescope, like a time machine, can see farther and deeper into the past than any previous instrument. At a recent conference, astronomers discussed the surprising discovery of cyclones in the centers of young galaxies, which they hadn’t anticipated finding. The telescope’s ability to detect light from deep in space has allowed astronomers to explore the early universe in unprecedented detail. They have also found an unexpected abundance of young, hungry black holes, which challenges existing theories about their formation.


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