Merging Galaxies - 3 Billion Light-Years from Earth
3 Billion Light-Years from Earth
The images released with this science finding were created from HST data from proposal 10134: M. Davis (University of California, Berkeley).
Notes: The science team for this release comprises: J. Lotz (STScI), P. Jonsson (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), T. J. Cox (Carnegie Observatories), D. Croton (Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing/Swinburne University), J. Primack (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Somerville (STScI/JHU), and K. Stewart (NASA/JPL).
The surveys used in this study include: COSMOS (HST; PI: N. Scoville; HST Archival Data), GEMS (PI: H.-W. Rix; HST Archival Data), GOODS (PI: M. Giavalisco; HST Archival Data), AEGIS (PI: M. Davis; HST Archival Data), HUDF (PI: S. Beckwith; HST Archival Data), and DEEP2 (PI: M. Davis; Keck Survey).
F555W (V) and F814W (I)
This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS/WFC instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using two different filters that isolate broad wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
Blue: F555W (V)
Green: F555W (V) + F814W (I)
Red: F814W (I)