Farthest Ever View of the Universe

The Hubble space telescope has produced one of it’s most extraordinary views of the universe to date.

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.

Due to the distance and the lack of light, the images were exposed for a long amount of time to be able to gather more light. Infrared light was also capture as this makes up a large amount of light in the universe.

You can see more information about this and higher resolution images at hubblesite.org

 

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