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September 25, 2012 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-37

Hubble Goes to the eXtreme to Assemble Farthest Ever View of the Universe

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Video: Flight Through the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field

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This scientific visualization depicts a flight through the galaxies in the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF). Using measured and estimated distances for approximately three thousand galaxies, astronomers and visualizers constructed a three-dimensional model of the XDF galaxy distribution. The camera traverses more than thirteen billion light-years of space. For cinematic reasons, the exceedingly vast distances in the 3D model have been greatly compressed.

Visualization Credit: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, L. Frattare, T. Davis, Z. Levay, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Science Credit: G. Illingworth, P. Oesch, and D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz)

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