Hubble Legacy Field Crop

Hubble Legacy Field Crop

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News release ID: STScI-2019-17
Release Date: May 2, 2019
Image Use: Copyright
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Hubble's Spectacular Wide View of the Universe

This Hubble Space Telescope image represents a portion of the Hubble Legacy Field, one of the widest views of the universe ever made.

The image, a combination of thousands of snapshots, represents 16 years' worth of observations.

The Hubble Legacy Field includes observations taken by several Hubble deep-field surveys, including the eXtreme Deep Field (XDF), the deepest view of the universe. The wavelength range stretches from ultraviolet to near-infrared light, capturing all the features of galaxy assembly over time. This cropped image mosaic presents a wide portrait of the distant universe and contains roughly 200,000 galaxies. They stretch back through 13.3 billion years of time to just 500 million years after the universe's birth in the big bang.

Deep Fields, Distant Galaxies, GOODS, Hubble Deep Field, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Observations, Survey


NASA, ESA, 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