🌌 How Galaxies Grew in the Early Universe

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Fitbit’s Ace LTE Is a Smartwatch That’s a Mix of Nintendo, Tamagotchi, and Google

What would a smartwatch look like if Nintendo, Google, and Fitbit came together to build it? According to Google, it’d look like the new Fitbit Ace LTE launching on June 5 in the Google online store and on Amazon.

“Two-thirds of [hundreds of parents included in beta testing] have said their kids are exercising more,” Anil Sabharwal, Google Vice President, GM Health and Wearables, tells Inverse during a product briefing last week. “We’ve solved a couple of really important problems, and we’ve done it in a really responsible way.”

To be clear: Nintendo has nothing to do with the Fitbit Ace LTE. The $230 Android-powered smartwatch is made for kids (7+), but Sabharwal, who has two young children of his own within the demographic, tells me everything from the band mechanism to the software interface was inspired by Nintendo… and Tamagotchi virtual pets.

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New Data from JWST Reveals How Galaxies Grew in the Early Universe

JWST recently caught three of the universe’s earliest galaxies in the act of pulling themselves together from a giant, dark cloud of hydrogen gas.

The three dim spots of red light in a recent batch of JWST data traveled more than 13 billion light years across space to reach the telescope’s mirrors. That ancient light carries a snapshot of what galaxies looked like between 400 and 600 million years after the Big Bang, back when the universe was basically a cosmic toddler. And all three of these early galaxies are shrouded in dense hydrogen gas, which is slowly falling into the galaxies’ gravity wells — where it will eventually help them form new stars.

University of Copenhagen astrophysicist Kasper Heintz and his colleagues published their work in the journal Science.

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