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Astronomers use a gravitational lens to find the most distant disk galaxy Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, using the…

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Astronomers use a gravitational lens to find the most distant disk galaxy
Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), have revealed an extremely distant and therefore very young galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way. The galaxy is so far away its light has taken more than 12 billion years to reach us: we see it as it was when the Universe was just 1.4 billion years old. It is also surprisingly unchaotic, co…

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