Scientists click photo of oldest spiral galaxy in universe, Science News


The shape of galaxies matters more than you might think. At the very beginning of its formation, dark matter gathers hot gases. This forms stars and further leads to the formation of a malformed galaxy. As the galaxy “matures” and begins to spin on itself, it may give rise to a spiral galaxy. The spiral shape of a galaxy gives rise to more stars, and some stars can even form living planets. Our Milky Way galaxy is one of those spiral galaxies.

In other words, the spiral shape of our galaxy is directly related to human experience.

Scientists have now clicked on an image of the oldest spiral galaxy in the universe. This galaxy formed 12.4 billion years ago. This means that it was formed just 1.4 billion years after the Big Bang.

The galaxy has been officially named BRI 1335-0417. His image was clicked in as part of a study that has now been published in the journal Science. It was clicked by the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile.

The ALMA telescope also has the particularity of clicking on the image of another galaxy that was once considered the oldest spiral galaxy in the universe.

Although the newly clicked BIS 1335-0417 is the oldest spiral galaxy in the universe, it is not the oldest galaxy we have observed. This place is held by the galaxy named GNz11. It was observed last December.


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