Hubble creates stunning mosaic containing roughly 265,000 galaxies

Hubble creates stunning mosaic containing roughly 265,000 galaxies

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been providing astronomers and non-astronomers alike a glimpse - and think about that for just a second, because it is just a glimpse - of those vast, perhaps unknowable, mysteries, triggering the imaginations of anyone who has ever looked on the star-painted skies with awe.

U.S. space agency NASA has named the resulting photograph, containing 265,000 galaxies which stretch back to mere 500 million years after the Big Bang, the Hubble Legacy Field.

The new Hubble Legacy Field image covers nearly the width of the full moon.

Astronomers developed a mosaic of the distant Universe - called the Hubble Legacy Field - that documents 16 years of observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

"We've put together this mosaic as a tool to be used by us and by other astronomers", Dr. Illingworth said. "Astronomers can select the data in the Legacy Field they want and work with it immediately, as opposed to having to perform a huge amount of data reduction before conducting scientific analysis".

NASA and the ESA released their latest Hubble Image, called the Hubble Legacy View, that shows the universe as it was 13.3 billion years ago, a mere 500 million years after the Big Bang yet still full of ancient primordial galaxies.

Hubble's first deep sky image was made in 1995, just five years after it launched into orbit around Earth.

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"Hubble has looked at this area of the sky many times over many years, and now we have combined all these photographs into a single, very high-quality, wide-angle image".

The HLF image contains 100 times as many galaxies as the previous deep field surveys - in part because it takes in a wider view. Ground-based observations were unable to establish how galaxies formed and evolved in the early Universe.

The worldwide team involved in the Hubble Legacy Field consists of G. Illingworth and D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz), K. Whitaker (University of Connecticut), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), P. Oesch (University of Geneva), and the Hubble Legacy Field team. "With images at so many frequencies, we can dissect the light from galaxies into the contributions from old and young stars, as well as active galactic nuclei". Its mission, which just recently passed the 29 year mark, has provided mankind with some of the most stunning glimpses of the cosmos ever, and while it's getting up there in terms of age it's still performing at an incredibly high level. It sets the stage for NASA's planned Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, which will explore an even wider area of space than HLF.

In addition, NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will allow astronomers to push much deeper into the legacy field to reveal how the infant galaxies actually grew.

The Hubble Legacy Field combines observations taken by several Hubble deep-field surveys.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of global cooperation between ESA and NASA. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, conducts Hubble science operations.

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