Scientists have discovered the most distant from Earth, traces of oxygen

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An international team of astronomers under the guidance of the Japanese scientist Takuya Hashimoto using the telescope discovered the most distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1 traces of oxygen, according to the publication Science Daily.

A team of scientists using the ALMA radio telescope and optical telescope Very Large Telescope (VLT) determined that MACS1149-JD1 is located 13.28 billion light years from Earth and thus is the most distant galaxy. According to the survey, stars in this galaxy formed after 250 million years after the Big Bang. As noted by Sky News, was previously known only to the stars that formed later.

«I was very excited, when the data obtained with ALMA, we detected the presence of oxygen at a far distance. This discovery pushes the boundaries of the known Universe,» said the study’s lead author, researcher at Osaka University and the national astronomical Observatory of Japan Takuya Hashimoto.

Scientists using the ALMA telescope have previously found traces of oxygen at a record distance from the Ground. So, in 2016, Akio Inoue of Osaka University using a telescope found traces of oxygen at the distance of 13.1 billion light years. A few months later Nicolas Laporte from University College London managed to record the substance at a distance of 13.2 billion light years.

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