The James Webb Telescope has discovered the oldest thread in the ‘cosmic web’ ever

On a clear night, it may appear that the stars above are roughly evenly distributed. But this is not the case – all the stars are part of a giant cosmic web that connects galaxies across the universe like threads of spider silk, leaving unfathomably large spaces of nothingness between them. At the moment two Leaves Publishing in The Astrophysical Journal Letters on June 29, scientists detail evidence that this massive cosmic road stretches back nearly to the dawn of the universe.

using data from James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a massive gaseous tendril of 10 compact galaxies spanning more than 3 million light-years. According to the researchers, this ancient thread of gas and stars may represent the oldest known thread of the cosmic web.

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