Thursday, Jul 31st

Last update02:09:30 AM GMT

You are here News Science Hubble captures expansive image of the universe

Hubble captures expansive image of the universe

expanding universe photosThanks to astronomers working on the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UVUDF) project, scientists now have one of the most comprehensive pictures of the early and rapidly expanding universe.

Previously, astronomers knew a lot about nearby galaxies, as well as galaxies far, far away. But information about star systems and galaxies roughly 5 and 10 billion light-years away from Earth -- a region corresponding to the galactic time when most stars where born -- have proved more elusive.

Thankfully, the Hubble Telescope has helped fill in the gaps. From 2004 to 2009, Hubble's Ultra Deep Field cameras collected visible and near-infrared exposures. And now, astronomers have pieced them together to form one of the most impressive images of the early universe.

The image displays some 10,000 galaxies, and features the light from stars born only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang -- a blink of the eye in space time.


Most Recent Related Stories...

NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

alien lifeAt a panel discussion on the search for alien life, held this week at NASA's headquarters...

Nasa launches satellite to track CO2 in the atmosphere

NASA satelliteA rocket carrying a Nasa satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to...

DNA testing proves the Yeti is actually a prehistoric polar bear, scientist says

Yetil. That means the Abominable Snowman might be an ancient polar bear.The Yeti is real —...

Astronomers spot diamond the size of Earth

Earth sized diamons-A newly observed white dwarf star may be the coldest ever discovered. The dead star is...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!