The red circle here shows the location of the galaxies in the southern constellation of Fornax (Image: ESO)
The ALMA telescope has been used to pinpoint the locations of early star-forming galaxies (Image: ESO)
This image shows six of the galaxies identified by ALMA, highlighted in red (Image: ESO)
ALMA's observations are significantly sharper than those made by older devices (Image: ESO)
Astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimter Array (ALMA) telescope to more accurately map dusty star-forming galaxies in the early Universe. The new telescope is significantly more powerful than other similar devices, and in just a few hours, using less than a quarter of its full capacity, was able to double the number of confirmed observations of this type.
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