Hubble Sees Galaxies Galore
March 10, 2004
Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a deep core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colors. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known, existing when the universe was just 800 million years old. The nearest galaxies - the larger, brighter, well-defined spirals and ellipticals - thrived about 1 billion years ago, when the cosmos was 13 billion years old.
Topics: Galaxy, Hubble Space Telescope, Astronomy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technology Internet, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Hubble Deep Field, Hubble sequence, Universe, Galaxy formation and evolution, Milky Way