The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) has announced that the MeerKAT discovered a distant galaxy towards PKS 1830-211, with some of the largest hydrogen atoms in the universe. This announcement was covered in a press release detailing the distant galaxy located in the Sagittarius constellation PKS1830-211, a distant quasar 11.1 billion light years away. The hydrogen atoms were discovered when light from the quasar travels through a prominent galaxy with a 7.3 billion light-years distance. The light elucidates the molecular chemistry of the galaxy, allowing the large hydrogen atoms to be studied and investigated.
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