Astrophysics, Science

Oxygen Line Opens New Perspective on the Far Universe

The discovery was made using the SEPIA instrument on the APEX telescope in Chile. On this archive photo the instrument is being hoisted inwards. The instrument was partly developed in the Netherlands by the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA). (c) ESO / Onsala Space Observatory / A. Ermakov

The Netherlands-(ENEWSPF)- A team of astronomers of Leiden University (the Netherlands) and the University of Texas (Austin, United States) has discovered a new way to map distant galaxies. They used an atomic oxygen spectral line for this. Normally, this spectral line cannot be captured with terrestrial telescopes. But because the light . . .

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