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This image shows a 'close-up' of the galaxy GN-z11 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, superimposed on top of another image marking the galaxy's location in the sky. NASA hide caption

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James Webb Telescope detects earliest known black hole — it's really big for its age

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These images provided by NASA and the European Space Agency show six candidate massive galaxies, seen 500 million to 800 million years after the Big Bang. NASA via AP hide caption

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The small red dot highlighted inside the white box on this James Webb Space Telescope image is an early galaxy, seen as it looked just 350 million years after the Big Bang. STScI/NASA hide caption

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On Tuesday, engineers successfully finished deploying the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield, seen here during testing in December 2020 at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, Calif. Chris Gunn/NASA hide caption

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Zero-gravity ballet: James Webb Space Telescope deploys sunshield and mirror

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The most distant galaxy ever discovered, GN-z11, is shown within a Hubble Space Telescope deep sky survey and highlighted in the inset. This galaxy existed only 400 million years after the Big Bang. NASA, ESA, and P. Oesch (Yale University) hide caption

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This new space telescope should show us what the universe looked like as a baby

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An image of the large spiral galaxy NGC 1232, located about 100 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus (The River). The central areas contain older stars of reddish color, while the spiral arms are populated by young, blue stars and many star-forming regions. ESO hide caption

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