Hubble Telescope Took Deepest Image of the Universe

Hubble Telescope Took Deepest Image of the Universe

This photo shows the deepest image or most detailed image of the Universe ever taken. The photo was taken by Hubble Space Telescope. The dark grey color shows new light that has been discovered around the galaxies, while the lighter grey is used to depict the “fainter” background light that’s beamed out of more than 100 billion stars.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. Hubble is one of the largest and well known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The new image, which was taken by a team of researchers at Spain’s Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, is essentially a composite of hundreds of images previously taken by HST of a region of the sky known as the “ultra deep field”. Specifically, they were able to use new technology to “recover light” to better illuminate certain areas.

Below is the deepest image of the universe to date, bejeweled with the glow of 10,000 galaxies and looking back about 13 billion years into the past.

“What we have done is to go back to the archive of the original images, directly as observed by the HST, and improve the process of combination, aiming at the best image quality not only for the more distant smaller galaxies but also for the extended regions of the largest galaxies,” project leader Alejandro S Borlaff said in a statement.

The creation of the image, Borlaff adds, “has been possible thanks to a striking improvement in the techniques of image processing which has been achieved in recent years, a field in which the group working in the IAC is at the forefront.”

The latest version of Hubble's Hubble Ultra Deep Field
The latest version of Hubble’s Hubble Ultra Deep Field_Image credit_www.iflscience.com

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