HUDF09 Zoom Animation (Narrated)

About this video
Duration: 30 seconds

How far is far? And how do you know when you get there? NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the deepest photograph of the universe ever made in near-infrared light. The picture reveals several thousands of far-flung galaxies. The farthest, merely dim points of light in this view offer a peek at the universe as it looked just 600 million years after the Big Bang. No galaxies have ever been seen before at such early times. This image reveals the emergence of stars and galaxies in the infant universe's formative years. This new Hubble view clearly demonstrates that the James Webb Space Telescope will have a lot to go hunting for at the horizon of the universe.

Cosmology, Deep Fields, Distant Galaxies, Features, HD Video, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Survey, Universe Age/Size


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon and M. Estacion (STScI)

Publication: December 8, 2009

Learn more about this video in NewsCenter

HubbleSite's NewsCenter is the place to find the story behind this video, along with its original news release and all related material.