NASA congratulates Indian astronomers on Star Galaxy discovery

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has congratulated Indian astronomers on the discovery of one of the farthest Star galaxies in the universe estimated to be located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth.

Speaking about the success to ANI on Tuesday, NASA described this discovery as an effort that will further humankind’s understanding. “NASA congratulates the researchers on their exciting discovery,” NASA’s Public Affairs Officer Felicia Chou told ANI.

Felicia further added, “Science is a collaborative effort around the world, and discoveries like these help further humankind’s understanding of where we come from, where are we going, and are we alone.”

India’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory “AstroSat” detected extreme-UV light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. The galaxy called AUDFs01 was discovered by a group of astronomers led by Dr. Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Pune.

Director of IUCAA, Dr. Somak Ray Chaudhury, said that the discovery offers a very crucial clue to how the dark ages of the Universe ended and there was light in the Universe. “We need to know when this started, but it has been very hard to find the earliest sources of light,” he said.

(Source – ANI)

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