Flight Through the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field

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Duration: 29 seconds

This scientific visualization depicts a flight through the galaxies in the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF). Using measured and estimated distances for approximately three thousand galaxies, astronomers and visualizers constructed a three-dimensional model of the XDF galaxy distribution. The camera traverses more than thirteen billion light-years of space. For cinematic reasons, the exceedingly vast distances in the 3D model have been greatly compressed.

Cosmology, Deep Fields, Distant Galaxies, HD Video, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Scientific Visualizations, Survey


Visualization: NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, L. Frattare, T. Davis, Z. Levay, and G. Bacon (STScI);
Science: G. Illingworth, P. Oesch, and D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Publication: September 25, 2012

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