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ALMA Finds Oxygen 13.28 Billion Light-Years Away

16 May 2018, 17:00 UTC
ALMA Finds Oxygen 13.28 Billion Light-Years Away

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, W. Zheng (JHU), M. Postman (STScI), the CLASH Team, Hashimoto et al.

Astronomers detected a faint but definite signal of oxygen in a galaxy located 13.28 billion light-years away from us, through observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Breaking their own records, this marks the most distant oxygen ever detected in the Universe.

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