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International team of astronomers finds farthest galaxy group EGS77


International team of astronomers finds farthest galaxy group EGS77


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Indian-origin Goa-born scientist, Vithal Tilvi-led NASA team has discovered a never-seen-before group of galaxies, which is said to be the farthest to have ever been sighted.

The international team of astronomers labelled the group galaxies as EGS77.

The group of galaxies is estimated to be over 13 billion light-years away from the Earth.

EGS77 was discovered as part of the Cosmic Deep And Wide Narrowband (Cosmic DAWN) survey.


Currently, the Goa-based scientist is the project leader for a NASA-funded project to study this black hole using observations taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Tilvi is also part of the NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) team, which is going to be launched in 2025.




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