In a milestone achievement in space exploration, a team of Indian astronomers led by Dr. Kanak Saha of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune has discovered one of the most distant star galaxies in the Universe, believed to be 9.3 billion light years away from Earth.
NASA congratulates Indian astronomers who find 9.3 billion light-years distant Galaxy – Insiderfolks, American space agency NASA congratulated Indian astronomers on the discovery of one of the most distant star clusters in the universe, saying that it would accelerate human knowledge of the cosmos.
“NASA congratulates the researchers on their thrilling success,” NASA Public Relations Officer Felicia Chou told ANI, adding, “Science is a collective endeavour around the world and findings like this allow humanity to realise where we come from, where we are headed and where we are alone.”
In a milestone achievement in space exploration, a team of Indian astronomers led by Dr. Kanak Saha of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune have discovered one of the most distant star galaxies in the Universe, believed to be located 9.3 billion light years away from Earth.
The news was announced by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, who said, “It is a matter of pride that India’s first AstroSat Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory observed ultra-UV light from a galaxy situated 9.3 billion light years away from Earth. The AUDFs01 galaxy was discovered by a team of Astronomers headed by Dr. Kanak Saha from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astronomy.
India’s AstroSat / UVIT was able to accomplish this remarkable feat because the background noise in the UVIT detector is much less than NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope: Department of Space, Indian Government The finding is a very valuable hint as to how the dark ages of the Universe ended and the light was in the Cosmos, according to Director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCA).
AstroSat was developed by a team headed by Shyam Tandon, former Emeritus Professor, IUCAA with the full help of ISRO. The Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO) initiated the project on 28 September 2015.
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