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06:32  19 june  2019
06:32  19 june  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Hubble telescope images from deep space were collected over 20 years to solve the puzzle of how many galaxies the cosmos harbors.

Astronomers in Texas report they've confirmed the discovery of the most distant galaxy ever observed , created just 700 million years after the Big We are are seeing it as it existed 13 .1 billion years ago , the time it has taken its light to reach us, they said. The distance to the galaxy dubbed

Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago © CNET

Astronomy is especially good for one thing: making you feel like an insignificant, meaningless blip floating through the infinite void of space.

Take this recent development for example: astronomers recently observed two galaxies merging, but because of the distance between us and the observed event, we know this merger took place an incredible 13 billion years ago.

Numbers like this are almost too big to comprehend.

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Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago
Astronomers just observed two galaxies merging, 13 billion years ago

B14-65666 was once thought to be a mere blob of stars, but new observations by a team of researchers from Tokyo's Waseda University have produced evidence that suggest B14-65666 is actually the end result of two galaxies merging.

The team led by Takuya Hashimoto used new data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to discover what is believed to be the earliest known example of two galaxies merging into one. The total mass of the entire object is apparently 770 million times the size of our sun.

Again, numbers almost too big to comprehend.

Astronomers Peer Back 13 Billion Years And See Two Galaxies Colliding.
Scientists have spotted one of the most distant (and therefore the youngest) example of merging galaxies yet observed, according to new results. The team of researchers in Japan observed a distant source of light called B14-65666 using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array of telescopes in Chile. Higher-resolution data from light emitted by oxygen and carbon ions suggested to the researchers that the object might be a single galaxy quickly forming new stars as the result of a collision. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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