Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SXDF-NB1006-2 - the oldest galaxy

Through the Subaru and Keck telescopes, a team of Japanese researchers announced what appears to be the most oldest galaxy found to date. Called SXDF-NB1006-2, we are talking about a distance of 12,910 million light years from Earth.

For if the results are true, this galaxy exceed those found in 2011 by the Subaru telescope, the GN-108036, which had so far as the farthest.

According to researchers who found SXDF-NB1006-2:

     These findings help us understand the nature of the early universe at the cosmic dawn, when light from celestial objects and ancient structures appeared from the darkness.

Earlier this year, Hubble scientists discovered what was at that time as the group of older galaxies to 13,100 million years. The same happened last year when from the Hubble said there was a galaxy 13,200 million light years ago. On both occasions, neither team was able to show their calculations.


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