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Earth's laws still apply in distant Universe

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Observing radio waves from a distant quasar absorbed by ammonia molecules in an intervening galaxy. Image credits as given on image. Different versions of this image, including ones without annotations, available HERE

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Radio contour map of quasar gravitationally lensed by the intervening galaxy into two separate images (red circles). Image credit: Andy Biggs.

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The IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer in France used in this study. Image credit: Sabastien Muller

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The IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer in France used in this study. Image credit: Sabastien Muller

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The Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope used the observe ammonia molecules in this study. Image credit: Norbert Junkes

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