1. Brian Welch et al. (arXiv:2208.09007, ApJ 940 1) JWST Imaging of Earendel, the Extremely Magnified Star at Redshift z = 6.2
  2. Larry Bradley et al. (arXiv:2210.01777, ApJ accepted) High-Redshift Galaxy Candidates at z = 9 − 10 as Revealed by JWST Observations of WHL0137-08
  3. Tiger Hsiao et al. (arXiv:2210.14123, ApJ 949 34) JWST reveals a possible z∼11 galaxy merger in triply-lensed MACS0647−JD
  4. Eros Vanzella et al. (arXiv:2211.09839, ApJ 944 53) JWST/NIRCam Probes Young Star Clusters in the Reionization Era Sunrise Arc
  5. Ashish Kumar Meena et al. (arXiv:2211.13334, ApJL 944 6) Two lensed star candidates at z≃4.8 behind the galaxy cluster MACS J0647.7+7015
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  7. Tiger Hsiao et al. (arXiv:2305.03042) JWST NIRSpec spectroscopy of the triply-lensed z=10.17 galaxy MACS0647−JD
  8. Lukas Furtak et al. (arXiv:2308.00042) Reaching for the stars -- JWST/NIRSpec spectroscopy of a lensed star candidate at z = 4.76
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JWST observations of gravitational lensing by galaxy clusters

Our team is leading two JWST Cycle 1 programs GO 1433 and 2282. Other JWST programs observing lensing clusters include the ERO, GLASS, TEMPLATES, UNCOVER, CANUCS, and PEARLS.


A galaxy cluster magnifying distant galaxies and the individual star system Earendel, observed by JWST in 2022 July and December.

Sunrise Arc + Earendel

The most highly magnified galaxy observed in the first billion years, revealing parsec-scale star clusters and the individual star system Earendel.


One of the most distant galaxies ever seen by Hubble (z = 10.17, observed 460 Myr after the Big Bang) and the brightest (AB mag 25) known at this distance. JWST revealed it to have two components as well as a companion galaxy, all likely destined to merge.