Updated: Oct 1, 2022
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What Is The James Webb Telescope Exactly?
The James Webb Telescope(JWT) is a space telescope that uses infrared light to detect distant objects such as: galaxies, planets and stars. The introduction of this telescope helped to make it the successor to the most famously known, Hubble Telescope(HT). The HT was the first space telescope to launch in the 90s and still remains in Earth's orbit today.
The launch date of the JWT started in December 2021 and produced images that can be captured for the public to see in 2022. Since the launch, we have received beautiful images from NASA. Cosmologists have gotten their hands on images that show galaxies 200-300 million years after the supposed Big Bang. This finding has many viewers in awe, while it leaves others questioning the true origins of the universe.
Why We May Never See The Beginning?
Though the JWT is impressive, it is not enough to discover the birth of the universe. The JWT was most likely not intended to do this; the main purpose is to find the first galaxies and planets in the early universe. The confusion started with many skeptics bringing up the idea that the Big Bang never happened. As the JWT uncovers more distant galaxies, opposers of the Big Bang are pushing a narrative through vague observations presented to them. If the telescope were to uncover galaxies older than the big bang, the only characteristic that changes is the timeline in which the big bang occurred. The Big Bang occurred approximately 13.8 billion years ago and continued to expand for billions of years. If it is only the timeline that changes, then the Big Bang could have occurred 14,15, 20 or however more billion years ago. We could be wrong about the time but not necessarily the ball of dense matter and quantum fluctuations that had occurred.
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As JWT continues to find more galaxies, the Big Bang Theory can easily be questioned. The discovery of early galaxies do not change whether the Big Bang happened or not; the unknown still remains constant. Many articles have been titled as, "The Hubble Telescope Reveals The Big Bang Never Happened?". We must put an extra emphasis on the question mark when reading these articles because it is easy to agree with the falsehood of the Big Bang occurring. It may be a bit pessimistic to say that we may never see the beginning, but this holds fairly true. Let us put an extra emphasis on the "may never". It is not until we potentially reach a higher level of civilization that we can see the start of the universe or at least the first few hundred galaxies.
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