Massive galaxy cluster around a powerful, red quasar discovered by Webb Telescope

Astronomers looking into the early Universe have made a surprising discovery using the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb’s spectroscopic capabilities, combined with its infrared sensitivity, have uncovered a cluster of massive galaxies in the process of formation around an extremely red quasar. The quasar, SDSS J165202.64+172852.3, is an “extremely red” quasar that exists in the very early Universe, 11.5 billion years ago. The images in the centre and on the right present new observations from the telescope in multiple wavelengths to demonstrate the distribution of gas around the object. Image: NASA/ESA/CSA/JWST
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Astronomers looking into the early Universe have made a surprising discovery using the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb’s spectroscopic capabilities, combined with its infrared sensitivity, have uncovered a cluster of massive galaxies in the process of formation around an extremely red quasar. The quasar, SDSS J165202.64+172852.3, is an “extremely red” quasar that exists in the very early Universe, 11.5 billion years ago. The images in the centre and on the right present new observations from the telescope in multiple wavelengths to demonstrate the distribution of gas around the object. Image: NASA/ESA/CSA/JWST

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