Meet SPT0311–58, or Water, Water, Far Away

The Cosmic Companion
Nov 5 · 3 min read

SPT0311–58 is the most massive galaxy known in the ancient Universe, and now astronomers believe they may have found water there...

An artist’s impression of the SPT0311–58 — some of the oldest galaxies anywhere in the Universe. Image credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF/Dana Berry

Astronomers at the ALMA network of radio telescopes recently announced the possible discovery of water in another galaxy 12.88 billion light years from Earth.