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Scientists found oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years away

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 29, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified Jun 28, 2016

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...






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