Hubble Assembles Farthest Ever View of the Universe Called eXtreme Deep Field

Posted on September 25, 2012

Hubble XDF

Hubble has assembled the farthest ever view of the Universe. The portrait - assembled by astronomers using 10 years of Hubble photographs - is called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF. says 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.

A large zoomable version of the image can be found here. Take a look:

Photo: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team

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