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eXtreme Deep Field

2012-09-25 21:53:31.698487+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

If you have not had your existential crisis for the day, the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field photo is assembled from 10 years of imagery in the area near the center of the original Ultra Deep Field, a picture you've seen.

The new full-color XDF image reaches much fainter galaxies, and includes very deep exposures in red light from Hubble's new infrared camera, enabling new studies of the earliest galaxies in the universe. 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.

Via MeFi. Time to go listen to Monty Python's "The Galaxy Song" again.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-26 20:56:52.175+00 by: Dan Lyke

And in case you were wondering how accurate "the Galaxy Song" is: A study of the Galaxy Song by Eric Idle, Paul Kohlmiller.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-26 23:26:56.701753+00 by: Dan Lyke

Scale of the Universe 2.