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James Webb Space Telescope spots signs of universe’s biggest stars

Thu 18 May 2023    
The Brew News Team | < 1 min read

Paris: The James Webb Space Telescope has assisted scientists in detecting the first chemical evidence of supermassive stars, dubbed “celestial monsters” that blazed with the brightness of millions of Suns in the early cosmos.

So far, the biggest stars discovered have masses roughly 300 times that of our Sun.

The supermassive star revealed in a new study, on the other hand, has an estimated mass of 5,000 to 10,000 Suns. The enormous variation in the makeup of different stars packed into what are known as globular clusters has perplexed astronomers.

The clusters, which are typically very old, can hold millions of stars in a limited amount of space. There are around 180 globular clusters in our Milky Way galaxy, which contains over 100 billion stars.

Astronomical advances have discovered an increasing number of globular clusters, which are regarded to constitute the missing link between the universe’s first stars and galaxies.

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