TOKYO – Japanese astronomers in Hawaii claims to have found a galaxy that formed approximately 12.91 billion light years ago. The team of astronomers that discovered the oldest galaxies with a telescope observatory in Hawaii.
Hawaii Observatory (Photo: Guardian)
Reported by the Guardian on Tuesday (6/12/2012), scientists from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan using the Subaru and Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea. Disclosed that one light year is the distance light travels in one year, approximately 6 tiriliun miles (9.66 trillion kilometers).
Richard Ellis of the California Institute of Technology said the new findings are more convincing than that revealed some of the claims related to the creation of early galaxies. An expert in the field of cosmology and galaxy formation revealed that the method used to find the oldest galaxies will be accepted and approved.
However, the findings published in the Astrophysical Journal is said to be many changes of similar findings by the same team last year. “This is (finding), the most far that every believer,”said Richard.
Meanwhile, in 2010, the French team using NASA’s space telescopes, Hubble, who claims to have discovered a galaxy formed from 13.1 billion light years ago. Also in 2011, a team of researchers from California and states have used Hubble to see galaxies of 13.2 billion light years ago.
Both teams are using the Hubble telescope that published its findings in the journal Nature. The current theory reveals that the universe was born from an explosion called the Big Bang. Perisitiwa occurred approximately 13.7 billion years ago.