The James Webb Space Telescope, poised to be the world’s most powerful space telescope, has recently targeted Earendel, the most distant known star from Earth, located 420 light years away. Earendel is estimated to be two million times fainter than what can be seen with the naked eye from Earth. This observation marks an important milestone in the mission of the JWST, as it measures the new telescope’s capabilities of finding and studying faint, distant stars.