Using the world’s largest radio interferometer, called ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array), a team of scientists has observed the farthest H particles from Earth known to us2s.
“In a pair of galaxies known as SPT0311-58, we detected both water and carbon monoxide molecules in the two larger systems,” said Dr. Srivani Garugula of the University of Illinois, lead author of the study.
“SPT0311-58 contains more gas and dust than other galaxies during this period, which gives us many potential opportunities to observe abundant particles and better understand how these life-creating elements influenced the evolution of the early universe,” Garogola added.
The material was discovered about 12.88 billion light-years away from our planet. Their light comes from a time we do not yet fully understand, but thanks to this discovery we will be able to better understand what happened in such a distant history of the world.
This study not only provides answers about where and how much water exists, but also asks the big question: How did so much gas and dust accumulate to form stars and galaxies so early in the universe? The scientist concluded that the answer requires more work on these and similar star-forming galaxies in order to better understand their formation and evolution in the early world.
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