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James Webb Space Telescope Detects It's First Supernova

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The James Webb Space Telescope has shocked scientists by discovering the first supernova it has ever seen, an explosion caused by the death of a star. 

The discovery could provide a completely new research area, according to scientists.

Just a few days after the start of its science operations, the James Webb Space Telescope's NIRCam camera spotted an unexpected bright object in a galaxy called SDSS.J141930.11+5251593, some 3 to 4 billion light-years from Earth. 

The brilliant thing diminished over five days, suggesting it might be a supernova discovered by luck just after the star's explosion. 

The finding is shocking because James Webb Space Telescope wasn't made to hunt for supernovas. 

This task is generally performed by large-scale surveys telescopes, which scan large sky areas in short intervals. 

However, unlike other telescopes, Webb can check clarity into a tiny part of the Universe. 

According to Inverse Publication, the early discovery suggests the telescope may detect supernovas frequently. 

It would be exciting mainly since Webb is predicted to reveal the earliest galaxies formed in the Universe in the initial thousands of million years following The Big Bang.

The supernova detected is the end of a younger star, just 3-4 billion years old. Young, but it's also a promising beginning for a telescope designed to accomplish something different.