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Wolfe Disk NRAO Press Release

20 May, 2020 / Read time: 1 minute

This video shows the results of an observation made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) published in 2020. In the research, a massive galaxy located about 12 billion light-years away was observed, when the universe was only a tenth of its present age. The scientific team, thanks to the resolution of ALMA, was able to discover that this structure has a rotating disk around it.

The discovery of this distant galaxy, called the Wolfe disk, indicates that galaxies like ours may have formed millions of years earlier than previously thought.