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June 19, 2003 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-18

The Secret Lives of Galaxies Unveiled in Deep Survey

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Image: Cosmic Timeline

Cosmic Timeline

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Observatories continue to reach farther back in time to study the evolution of stars and galaxies. This illustration shows that the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys looked back billions of years to see the first galaxies. Their combined effort was part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS). Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will gaze even farther back in time to the birth of the first stars.

Object Names: GOODS, Hubble Deep Field, Chandra Deep Field

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Credit: NASA and Ann Feild (STScI)

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