Radio signal from 8 billion light years away may reveal secrets of universe’s ‘dark ages’

Radio signal from 8 billion light years away may reveal secrets of universe’s ‘dark ages’

Using warped spacetime as a magnifying glass, astronomers have picked up the most distant signal of its kind from a distant galaxy, and it may blow up a window into how our universe was formed.

The record-breaking radio frequency signal, captured by the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India, came from the galaxy SDSSJ0826+5630, located 8.8 billion light-years from Earth, meaning the signal was emitted when the universe was about a third of its current age.

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