The Milky Way and the two Magellanic clouds.
By studying the structure of galaxies that are at different distances (which correspond to different ages of the Universe), scientists are trying to reconstruct the universe. evolution of our own Milky Way.
However, in the nearby Universe, the vast majority of massive spiral galaxies are barred.
However, according to theoretical models, the physical conditions that prevailed in the early Universe did not favor the formation of bars in galaxies, since these bars must appear in spiral galaxies whose stars rotate in an orderly manner.
The discovery of ceers-2112 shows that galaxies in the early Universe could be as ordered as the Milky Way, which is surprising, says astronomer Alexander de la Vega of the University of California in a press release. at Riverside, who participated in the work.
Our theoretical models of training and #x27;Galaxy evolution will have to take into account the fact that some galaxies became stable enough to accommodate bars very early in the evolution of the Universe.
A quote from Alexander de la Vega, University from California to Riverside
You should know that galactic bars play an important role in the evolution of galaxies, since they promote the mixing of elements, essential to the formation of stars (like the Sun).
Current knowledge of primitive galaxies is mainly based on data obtained using the Hubble Space Telescope, but the extraordinary capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope will certainly revolutionize our understanding of the distant Universe.
With James Webb, for the first time we have the technology and instruments to study the morphology of very distant galaxies in detail, helping us understand how galaxies acquired the structures that characterize them today to understand the evolution of the Universe.
A quote from Luca Costantin, Institute of Aerospace Technology of Spain
The James Webb telescope was launched on December 25, 2021 from French Guiana. It is able to look further into the Universe than all other telescopes thanks to its immense main mirror and its four instruments perceiving infrared signals, which allows it to pierce dust clouds.
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