Hubble's Extreme Deep Field Video - Fly Through

Hubble's Extreme Deep Field Video - Fly Through

This video released by HubbleSiteChannel takes you on a journey through the cosmos to Hubble's eXtreme Deep Field image (XDF). As you fly deeper into space all the dots aren't stars but galaxies and the extreme deep field shows some of the earliest galaxies dating to around 13.2 billion years ago. There are protogalaxies. These are early galaxies in the process of formation. 

The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field looked into a small area at the centre of the ultra deep field which was in itself a tiny portion of the night sky. It revealed another 5,500 galaxies. It is incredible to think that if you repeated this at any spot in the night sky it would be the same. It appears the universe is literally teeming with galaxies and every galaxy can have billions of stars. And now we are discovering that planets are very common indeed around most stars. The size blows the mind.


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Hubble eXtreme Deep Field

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Image Credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team

Hubble Ultra Deep Field

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Image by NASA/ESA


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