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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: XDF 2D Zoom

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This video zooms into the small areas of sky that the Hubble Space Telescope observed to construct the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF. The region is located in the southern sky, far away from the glare of the Milky Way, the bright plane of our galaxy. In terms of angular size, the field is a fraction the angular diameter of the full Moon, yet it contains thousands of galaxies stretching back across time.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon and Z. Levay (STScI)

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