An ancient spiral galaxy might light up new paths for scientists studying the Universe.
(Mirror Daily, United States) – Thanks to modern technology, the scientific world records one major discovery after another. Recent entries to the body of knowledge humans accumulated make today an interesting period of time to live in. The most recent finding concerns an ancient spiral galaxy that is 11 billion years old. The system of gravitational lensing is now capturing an early cosmos where the Big Bang happened only 2. 6 billion years ago.
The Newly Discovered Ancient Spiral Galaxy Is 11 Billion-Years-Old
The newly discovered universe received the code name of A1689B11. Using Near-infrared Integral Field Spectrograph, researchers managed to turn the gravity of the galaxies into a huge lens and find an ancient spiral galaxy., scientists managed to spear the universe back in time and experience historic times. The new technique enabled scientists to employ the gravity of galaxies as a lens and look even further into space than it was ever possible before.
The galaxy is almost 1 billion years older than Andromeda, our neighboring cosmos which is also a spiral galaxy. It is an 11 billion-year-old galactic system that sports numerous fascinating features.
The most interesting fact about this corner of the universe is the speed at which it creates new cosmic bodies. This medium promotes star formations at a 20 times quicker rate than any other galaxy.
Data from a New Entry in the Small List of Spiral Galaxies Can Help Scientists Confirm the Hubble Sequence
Dr. Tiantian Yuan, part of the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, claimed that this represents a unique system. No other galaxy has been expanding in the universe with such a dazzling speed when they were as young as A1689B11. On top of that, the galaxy managed to form an ideal equilibrium for its rotating disc. This ancient spiral galaxy encounters little turbulence in its evolution.
“Spiral galaxies are exceptionally rare in the early Universe, and this discovery opens the door to investigating how galaxies transition from highly chaotic, turbulent discs to tranquil, thin discs.”
Such a novel discovery can clear out further dilemma about our universe. Studying A1689B11 might constitute further evidence to support the Hubble sequence. Edwin Hubble drew a classification scheme for galaxies in 1926 with three main categories. These are spiral, irregular, and elliptical. This diagram withstood the test of time, and it is still the most common system used for classifying galaxies.
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