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Hubble Releases 'Extreme' Look Back into the Universe: VIDEO

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NASA's Hubble team have assembled a new image looking back into the Universe:

Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF is a small fraction of the angular diameter of the full Moon. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field is an image of a small area of space in the constellation Fornax, created using Hubble Space Telescope data from 2003 and 2004.

By collecting faint light over many hours of observation, it revealed thousands of galaxies, both nearby and very distant, making it the deepest image of the universe ever taken at that time. The new full-color XDF image reaches much fainter galaxies and includes very deep exposures in red light from Hubble's new infrared camera, enabling new studies of the earliest galaxies in the universe. The XDF contains about 5,500 galaxies even within its smaller field of view. The faintest galaxies are one ten-billionth the brightness of what the human eye can see.

Let Hubble explain how incredible this is in a video, AFTER THE JUMP....

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  1. Posts like these are why I love this site. Thanks.

    Posted by: John | Sep 26, 2012 1:03:24 PM


  2. ___^___Ditto!___^___

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Sep 26, 2012 4:42:28 PM


  3. Vote Republican if you're tired of all this mind-blowing science stuff 'cause it costs too much! (yes, I'm being sarcastic and political again)

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Sep 26, 2012 5:07:23 PM


  4. for people who like this stuff, check out the "space rip" channel on youtube.

    so fun

    Posted by: gomez | Sep 26, 2012 6:24:22 PM


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