The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field: The Greatest Photo by Hubble Space Telescope


The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) is a deep-field photograph of an estimated 10,000 galaxies in the constellation Fornax. The Hubble Space Telescope gathered the primary data for the image from September 2003 to January 2004. It contains light from galaxies that existed approximately 13 billion years ago, 400 to 800 million years after the Big Bang.


This image contains magnificent spiral galaxies comparable in shape to our Milky Way and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as well as massive, fuzzy red galaxies where star creation has stopped. These crimson galaxies, which are in their waning years, are the remains of spectacular collisions between galaxies. Tiny, weak, more distant galaxies pepper the field like seedlings from which today’s magnificent galaxies grew. This stunning image depicts the history of galaxies, from the birth of the first galaxies to the giant galaxies of today, such as our Milky Way.

Read Further: Hubble Ultra-Deep Field – Wikipedia


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