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August 4, 2005 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-20

Hubble Spies a Zoo of Galaxies

A Hubble Heritage Release

August 4, 2005: 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.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment: J. Blakeslee (JHU) and R. Thompson (University of Arizona)