Astronomers find universe’s dimmest objects in the form of a galaxy. Distance of the galaxy is 13 billion light years from Earth.
Astronomers find universe’s dimmest objects in the form of a galaxy. Distance of the galaxy is 13 billion light yearsfrom Earth.
Galaxies are found, in addition to dim, also only small in size, including 10 as one of the farthest object in the universe. Age of the galaxy is 800 million years younger than the Big Bang.
“The image is like a baby picture of this galaxy, the universe is taken as the new 5 percent of the current age,” said James Rhoads, an astronomer from Arizona State University.
“Studying the galaxy is very important because it can help us understand how galaxies form and grow,” Rhoads added as quoted by Space, Wednesday (06/06/2012).
Galaxy image is captured with the IMACS instrument on the Magellan Telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution in Chile. Filters are used only allowing light to enter the range of infrared wavelengths.
Faint galaxies are called LAEJ095950.99 +021219.1, classified as a red slide 7. Red shift of light states are shifted into the red range of the spectrum of electromagnetic waves.
At present, the object that has a red shift 7 only 1 percent. Astronomers want to investigate further on the existence of these objects. The study was published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters, June 1, 2012 last.