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ALMA finds earliest example of merging galaxies

Written by  Copernical Team Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:04
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 18, 2019
image Researchers using Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observed signals of oxygen, carbon, and dust from a galaxy in the early universe 13 billion years ago. This is the earliest galaxy where this useful combination of three signals has been detected. By comparing the different signals, the team determined that the galaxy is actually two galaxies merging together, making it the ea

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