Hubble Telescope Takes Most Colorful Photo Ever of The Evolving Universe

Hubble photograph

And it's full of stars; the picture above is just a segment of the whole thing. The photo, called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 image, is a composite of exposures taken by the Hubble Telescope from 2003 to 2012.

The scope of the photograph is simply gargantuan in scale. It captures over 10,000 galaxies, some of which are billions of light years away, extends back to within a few hundred millions of years of the big bang, and is presently regarded as "among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope."

Plus it makes for a great iPad parallax wallpaper.

Comments

  1. John says

    Yep, we are the only life in the universe…LOL

    Amazing pictures, it really is mind boggling…and it’s impossible that Earth contains the only life in the Universe.

  2. Tre says

    But, but – the universe is only 6,000 years old… how can something be billions of light years away??? WAHHHHHH !!!

    – signed an idiot creationist. (snark)

  3. Will says

    @TRE they claim in the past light traveled faster than it does now. They also created disturbing models of The Solar System to fit their primitive view that the Earth is the centre of the universe.

  4. DavidR says

    I know it’s probably not pointing at the “middle”, but it does seem like theres a central swirling happening. Like a meta galaxy. Trippy.

  5. Steve Talbert says

    Life has to start somewhere. It’s just as plausible that we are the first and it spreads out from us over the next 10 billion years. That’s a lot of Lucy reruns

  6. Mike says

    Think THAT is more then plausible. But in 10 billion years we certainly will not be here. Wonder what or who will?

    Thinking evolution is “done” is as shortsighted as thinking the Earth is just 6,000 or so years old.

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