Scientists found oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years away
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Astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan just found "the most distant oxygen ever detected" 13.1 billion light years away from us in a galaxy called SXDF-NB1006-2. Not only is the discovery of oxygen elsewhere exciting, but it provides clues into oxygen's origin in the universe. The astronomers just published their discovery in a journal this week. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the astronomers collected data on the galaxy first...