The world of science continues to evolve as we speak and this next bit of news is definitely a little startling, to say the least.
Think along the lines of a radio signal being sent from the Galaxy nearly nine billion light years away and getting received by scientists on earth. Yes, it’s a shocking affair and one that deserves much attention.
Experts are looking at this as a record-breaking event that not a lot of people saw coming. The incident is rare and definitely a historic milestone as mentioned by Space.com on Friday.
Sources have also gone on to speak about how the wavelength at which it was detected was also unique and is known as the 21- Centimeter-line.
This hydrogen line is emitted by hydrogen atoms that are neutral. As far as this particular line is concerned, it was captured by a space agency located in India. But why is it so fascinating or why is it being loved so much?
Well, the answer is that it can allow the experts to take part in a unique investigation that results in the formation of stars and galaxies across the board.
The author of the report mentioned that looking back in time that’s about 8.8 billion years old is definitely miraculous and it should definitely be celebrated.
He continued that such things don’t come often and it’s surely rare. But the fact that this has arrived at a very unique wavelength means getting more knowledge about galaxies that are so near to the earth.
This particular signal allowed the scientists to measure the amount of gas in the galaxy and hence calculate its mass too. And their conclusion included how this particular galaxy is double the mass of the stars that are visible from the earth as per this new report.