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"100 Billion" The Most Profound Image in History

  • Fearless
  • uploaded: Dec 11, 2009
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The new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken the deepest image yet of the Universe in near-infrared light. The faintest and reddest objects in the image are likely the oldest galaxies ever identified, having formed between only 600-900 million years after the Big Bang. The image shows thousands of galaxies, some more than 12 billion years old. The field view of this image would fit behind a grain of sand held at arm's length against the sky.



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  • Doclottalove#

    Doclottalove December 16, 2009 6:50:43 PM CET

    Nice piece. Very beautiful images and a very good subject.Remember that some of these old galaxies may not even exist any more. The images we get from them started their journey into the space millions of years ago until reach our telescopes on Earth!Doc

  • Willy9812#

    Willy9812 December 12, 2009 6:27:47 PM CET

    Great vid. Nice info.One love

  • Zaneallenblack#

    Zaneallenblack December 12, 2009 1:25:55 AM CET

    Beautiful. Thank you.



 
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