Hubble Assembles Farthest Ever View of the Universe Called eXtreme Deep Field
Posted on September 25, 2012
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. Hubblesite.org 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