Scientists have found one of the farthest examples of galaxy fusion in the results released this week.
Researchers in Japan observed a distant light source known as B14-65666, located in the constellation known as sextane The Atacama Large Millimeter / Submillimeter Array of Telescopes in Chile.
Their data indicated that the object could be a single galaxy that forms new stars as a result of a collision in space.
Previous observations with the Hubble Space Telescope had revealed two star clusters in B14-65666.
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Takuya Hashimoto, a postdoctoral fellow at the Japan Society for Science Promotion and Waseda University, Japan, stated that the signals received by the constellation had to travel 13 billion light-years to reach them.
This means that researchers can investigate what the galaxy looked like 13 billion years ago or less than 1 billion years after the Big Bang.  "The detection of three-component radio waves in such an isolated object clearly demonstrates that ALMA is capable of investigating the distant universe," says Hashimoto.
Scientists will continue to use this type of research to explore the origins of our universe.
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and nothing that looks like the ordered structures that we got used to later, "Dan Marrone, associate professor at the University of Arizona, told Gizmodo.