Peer back in time to 460 million years after the Big Bang with these visuals of ‘first-ever star clusters’

“This is so beautiful”, an Instagram user wrote while reacting to the visuals of ESA of “first-ever star clusters”. The post left others amazed.

The European Space Agency (ESA) satisfies the curiosity of space lovers by sharing intriguing posts that give a glimpse into the world beyond our home planet. One such post shows “first-ever star clusters” from 460 million years after the Big Bang.

The ESA shared a visual showing “the first-ever star clusters” from 460 million years after the Big Bang. (Instagram/@europeanspaceagency)

“These are gorge. Imagine peering back in time to just 460 million years after the Big Bang, when galaxies were mere infants. Thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers have spotted the first-ever star clusters in such a young galaxy!” the space agency wrote.

In the following lines, they added, “The detection of massive young star clusters in the Cosmic Gems arc (a strongly-lensed galaxy) provides us with an excellent view of the early stages of a process that may go on to form globular clusters.”

“The newly detected clusters in the arc are massive, dense and located in a very small region of their galaxy, but they also contribute the majority of the ultraviolet light coming from their host galaxy,” they added.

“This discovery revolutionises our understanding how galaxies formed and how globular clusters came to be,” the space agency explained in the following lines.

Since being shared, the post has collected nearly 7,300 likes. Social media users shared several comments while reacting to the visuals.

What did Instagram users say about this post by ESA?

“Sky: Please don’t disturb me if you ain’t ready for me. I’m a whole blessing, not a fling,” wrote an Instagram user.

“This is just so beautiful,” added another.

A third posted, “We continue to expand time and ourselves”.

A fourth person wrote, “It’s a great, big, and amazing universe.”

What are your thoughts on this amazing post by the European Space Agency?

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