Astronomers may have just found the most distant astronomical object ever observed
Astronomersfind the most distant object ever seen from earth, named HD1.
- According to the study, this object could be a superpowered starburst
galaxyor a massive black hole.
- Spitzer and Subaru telescopes were being used to discover HD1.
AdvertisementAstronomers might have discovered the most distant astronomical object ever observed. Named HD1, it is estimated to be 13.5 billion light-years away and is extremely bright, suggesting high energy processes taking place. HD1 was discovered after 1,200 hours of observing 700,000 objects. The four powerful ground and space-based telescopes including Japan's Subaru and NASA's Spitzer were used to discover HD1.
According to Cnet, astronomers say the object could be a galaxy. The galaxy appears to be extremely bright in UV, which is believed to either be a “superpowered starburst galaxy” as it’s producing 10 times more stars than a traditional starburst galaxy. These are said to be some of the earliest stars as they shine brighter than others. Or it can be a huge black hole sucking in gas and dust, which also creates extremely bright light. If that’s true the right theory, it could be the earliest supermassive black hole ever discovered.
Fabio Pacucci, an astronomer at the Center for Astrophysics said, If we assume HD1 is one of the first stars or Population III (luminous and hot stars with virtually no metals) stars, then its properties could be explained more easily. Fabio Pacucci’s team observed HD1 using ALMA in Chile.
What we know so far is based on observation and theories. There’s no solid evidence of what this object truly is and to find that out, NASA will help with the most advanced - James Webb Space Telescope - alongside the Nancy Grace Roman
Recently found HD1, the most distant galaxy object was observed by ALMA. Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an astronomical interferometer of 66 radio telescopes in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The facility is established in collaboration with several countries and organisations including the European Southern Observatory, the National Science Foundation (US), and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Japan) in partnership with the Republic of Chile. The ALMA is used to observe light from space in millimetric and submillimetric wavelengths.
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