Cosmic Stardust From The Dawn Of The Universe Detected By Alma Telescope

Cosmic Stardust From The Dawn Of The Universe Detected By Alma Telescope
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Hannah Osborne,International Business Times

Stardust has been discovered in a galaxy that formed when the universe was just 600 million years old. This represents the most distant galaxy in which cosmic dust has ever been found – giving scientists a new insight into how and when the very first stars were born and died. Astronomers used the ALMA telescope in Chile to observe the galaxy A2744_YD4. Because the galaxy is so young and remote, they were not expecting to see it contained a huge mass of glowing stardust, which would have formed from an earlier generation of stars dying…

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