Following and learning about the continuing studies of space-time is always exciting! I am reading these recent releases about what The Hubble Space Telescope has been doing, specifically regarding it’s latest images of outer space. It’s latest work has to be near the top of the list of the most fascinating discoveries ever!
The Hubble Space Telescope has been taking images of the universe, peering into distances that are not readily understood by any viewer. It has been focusing on a region designated as Hubble Deep Field, which then has peered into Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (I guess…). All of this distant observation of ancient space-time equates to something nearly 80, 240, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 miles from Earth!
The recent telescopic images of Hubble have gathered images that equate to their existence during the time of the cosmos some 13.2 billion years ago. One image is of a galaxy labeled as UDFj-39546284 (no, clever nicknames did not make the cut….). This galaxy has been imaged as it existed roughly 450 million years after The Big Bang. That is young, in terms of the cosmos, and merely five percent of the current age of the known universe. This galaxy itself supposedly no longer exists, and it has taken so many years for it’s light to be visible by our instruments!
These current pictures of the cosmos have captured images of roughly 5,500 galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope spent roughly fifty days taking these photographs, adding them to the collection of images stored from Hubble Ultra Deep Field. This is an area of the cosmos, located within the constellation Fornax, a constellation visible from the southern hemisphere. It is situated between the constellations Cetus and Eridanus. Fornax is a part of The Fornax Cluster, a grouping of galaxies and dwarf galaxies that are roughly 500,000 light years away!
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