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Astronomers don’t stop amazing us because this time they have created the most detailed image of the Universe ever. The new image was released on May 2 which was called the “Hubble Legacy Field.”
Why is it considered most detailed image?
The picture is the most detailed image because it represents the most comprehensive view of the Universe to date, stitching together more than 7,500 Hubble Space Telescope observations taken over 16 years.
Livescience.com indicates [the final composite image contains some 265,000 galaxies, many of which are so far away that their light has taken billions of years to meet the Hubble’s gaze].
“This one image contains the full history of the growth of galaxies in the universe, from their time as ‘infants’ to when they grew into fully-fledged ‘adults,”Garth Illingworth, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz and lead researcher on the project, said in a statement.
The image which is called “Hubble Deep Field” shows thousands of galaxies that has never seen before, and some of which shone with light that dated to the early Universe.
Studying far-flung galaxies like these gives scientists a hint as to what the cosmos looked like when those lights first flickered, billions of years ago.
According to www.livescience.com “The Hubble has since taken tens of thousands of hours of observations — all day, every day, for nearly three decades. (The telescope just celebrated its 29th birthday with this stunning image of the Southern Crab Nebula.)”
“The Hubble has since taken tens of thousands of hours of observations — all day, every day, for nearly three decades. Hubble researchers hope that this new mosaic of alien galaxies, which combines the last 16 years of those observations, will inspire other astronomers to uncover the secrets held within these worlds, including the origins of galactic “train wrecks” — the mishmash of stars that result when two or more young galaxies collide with one another.”
Image credit; www.livescience.co
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