XDF 2D Zoom

About this video
Duration: 24 seconds

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.


Tags
Astronomical, Cosmology, Deep Fields, Distant Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Illustrative, Survey

Credits

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

Publication: September 25, 2012


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