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News Release 108 of 1034

January 29, 2014 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-10

Hubble Helps Solve Mystery of Ultra-Compact, Burned-Out Galaxies

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Description: UDF, COSMOS, GOODS-S, and AEGIS Galaxy Fields
About the Data
Note: A multitude of archival HST data was used for these findings, including, but not limited to: grism spectroscopy data from the 3D-HST survey which contains areas within the COSMOS field and WFC3/F160W (H160) from the CANDELS survey.
Data Description: These findings are based on Hubble data from proposals 12177 and 12328: P. van Dokkum (Yale Univerity) et al. The science team comprises S. Toft (Niels Bohr Institute), V. Smolcic (University of Zagreb), B. Magnelli (Argelander Institute for Astronomy), A. Karim (Argelander Institute for Astronomy and Durham University), A. Zirm (Niels Bohr Institute), M. Michalowski (University of Edinburgh and Universiteit Gent), P. Capak (California Institute of Technology), K. Sheth (National Radio Astronomy Observatory), K. Schawinski (ETH Zurich), J.-K. Krogager (Niels Bohr Institute and European Southern Observatory), S. Wuyts (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), D. Sanders (University of Hawaii), A. Man (Niels Bohr Institute), D. Lutz (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), J. Staguhn (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Johns Hopkins University), S. Berta (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics), H. McCracken (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris), J. Krpan (University of Zagreb), D. Riechers (Cornell University and California Institute of Technology), and G. Brammer (European Southern Observatory and STScI).
Instrument: WFC3/IR
Exposure Date(s): 2010 - 2013
Filters: F140W (H) and G141
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Toft (Niels Bohr Institute)
Release Date: January 29, 2014