This is the furthest oxygen has ever been detected. Suggesting that this may be the first oxygen to form in the early universe.
The scientists based their conclusions on data collected by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory.
The galaxy SXDF-NB1006-2, was discovered just four years ago, and they have been trying to identify the elements that are present ever since. The scientists describe their findings in a new paper published in the magazine "Science".