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Webb telescope captured brightest explosion ever witnessed by humanity

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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the most powerful space telescope ever built, has been making headlines with its unprecedented observations of the cosmos.

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Recently, it turned its gaze to a gamma-ray burst (GRB), the brightest explosion ever witnessed by humanity, which has been nicknamed the BOAT (Brightest Of All Time).

This extraordinary event was first detected on October 9, 2022, and originated from a distance of 2.4 billion light-years away in the constellation Sagitta.

How the Swift observatory saw the gamma-ray burst GRB221009A, which may be the most energetic emission of this kind ever seen by astronomers.

The BOAT is believed to have been caused by a colossal supernova following the collapse of a massive star. This kind of cosmic explosion is thought to be a source of heavy elements like platinum and gold.

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However, the JWST’s observations have introduced a new layer of mystery; when researchers expected to find evidence of these heavy elements, none were detected. This finding challenges existing theories about the formation of heavy elements in the universe.

The JWST’s capabilities are far beyond those of its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope. Equipped with a 21-foot diameter mirror, the JWST can observe objects in the near-infrared spectrum, allowing it to see celestial bodies that were previously too faint or distant.

Its observations are not only providing clearer images of known astronomical features but also revealing new, unexplained phenomena.

One such observation includes detailed images of the Orion Nebula, offering insights into the chaotic interactions between young stars and their surrounding gas clouds. These images showcase the nebula’s intricate structures and the dynamic processes within, such as the formation of new stars and planetary systems.

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The telescope’s ability to capture such high-energy events opens up new possibilities for studying the early universe and the formation of the first stars and galaxies.

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood.

He is not afraid to challenge the official narratives and expose the cover-ups and lies that keep us in the dark. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.

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