James Webb Space Telescope captures six primitive galaxies that defy all scientific theories

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope was just the beginning of a new era for exploring the farthest reaches of the universe. NASA, ESA, JAXA, and the Canadian Space Agency, among other astronomical organizations, knew they would be looking at unprecedented regions of the infinite terrain of which we are a part.

Studying the most distant galaxies was the main objective. Its shapes and composition would make us understand the past of our Solar System and where we are headed in the immediate and distant future.

However, data recently captured by the James Webb Space Telescope detected about six primitive galaxies that according to scientific theories should not exist.

They are so old that they are impossible to explain, if they are subjected to the theoretical models of current cosmological forms, reported the portal Science Focus.

Data from James Webb indicate that these galaxies date back 500 million years after the Big Bang. That is, they are 13 billion light-years away (created at this time in the early universe).

The theory goes that at this time (or at this distance) a star cluster should be in its infancy. In other words, made up of just its first stars. But, to the surprise of the scientists who reviewed the data, these six galaxies are huge and have a number of stars similar to that of the Milky Way (between 100 billion and 400 billion).

“You just don’t expect the early Universe to be able to get organized that fast. These galaxies should not have had time to form,” said study researchers Erica Nelson, an assistant professor of astrophysics at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The expert was studying images captured by James Webb in these regions and some red dots on the captures caught her attention; ancient light record meaning. She explains that the Milky Way forms one or two stars per year, in order to have the amount that it currently registers.

So, in order to explain the size of these galaxies, subject to known theory, the star cluster would have to form hundreds every year during its entire existence.