The team of scientists with the Astronomical Observatory Japan said that they had found the oldest galaxies.
The galaxy is estimated to 12.91 billion year-old was seen using the Subaru and Keck telescopes from the top of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
Richard Ellis of the California Institute of Technology, an expert on cosmology and galaxy formation, says that this latest discovery will eventually convince the prior art.
Previous research published in the journal Nature said in 2010, the French team using NASA’s Hubble Telescope claim to have discovered a galaxy was estimated to be 13.1 billion years ago.
The next one year later, a team from California is also using the same device and claim to have seen even the old galaxies 13.2 billion years ago.
However, according to Ellis, the Hubble team has not confirmed their findings with other methods. Similarly, observations of the Japanese team which will release in the Astrophysical Journal.
For him, the latest findings provide evidence that the universe was born from an explosion called the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago.
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