Release 609 of 1,156

Hubble Spies a Zoo of Galaxies

Release date: Aug 4, 2005 9:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

Gazing deep into the universe, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spied a menagerie of galaxies. Located within the same tiny region of space, these numerous galaxies display an assortment of unique characteristics. Some are big; some are small. A few are relatively nearby, but most are far away. Hundreds of these faint galaxies have never been seen before until their light was captured by Hubble.