The age of the galaxy has been determined to be 13.4 billion years, only 70 million years younger than the oldest galaxy known so far.

The Macy’s galaxy was discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope in June 2022. It was not possible to know the exact age of the object, but astronomers were certain that it was an ancient galaxy. Now we were able to calculate his approximate age, so it turns out

It formed barely 390 million years after the Big Bang, or roughly 13.4 billion years ago.

This, it turns out, made it one of the oldest galaxies ever observed nature-in From a published study.

According to our current knowledge, the nickname for the oldest galaxy is JADES-GS-z13-0, which existed about 320 million years after the Big Bang.

The researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, who discovered the Macy’s Galaxy, initially believed that the galaxy could have formed 290 million years after the Big Bang, but recent calculations have shown that more than 100 million years must be added to its age. All this is confirmed with the help of a phenomenon called redshift. The farther the wavelength of light is, the more red-shifted it is. This means that the further it is in this range, the farther it is from it and the older the galaxy. In this case, the redshift value was 11.4.

Researchers are currently studying 10 galaxies that may be older than Macy’s.

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