Over a period of four months in late 2003, the Hubble telescope assembled an image that represents the deepest look into space every composed. The Ultra Deep Field image captures an estimated 10,000 galaxies, some as old as 13 billion years (just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, going by most estimates), all squeezed into a sliver of sky no bigger than what you'd see behind a 1-millimeter square postage stamp held one meter away.
Here's what it looks like in 3D.
The first few minutes of this video, put together with NASA's animations by the folks at deepastronomy.com provides some interesting background on the subject, like the basics of planetary redshift, and how some planets are 47 billion light years away from us. Then, at the 3 minute mark, the good stuff sets in and you get a look at what it feels like to float through the Ultra Deep Field in 3D.
"some as old as 13 billion light years"
Light years is a measurement of distance not age. Either way if the galaxies viewed are 13 billion light years away then the image is 13 billion years old.
holy galactical exponential deteriation of light distortion.
Amazing and this with old technology. What an exciting time this is, long may we be a part of the existence; it is in our hands - we have a great responsibly, I hope we are becoming aware of it!
No curvature. Absolute Time. Only history, never the present.
Truth is a dimension, it changes with the evolving Uniqueness of Existence.
The Hubble's revelations make every problem on Earth, nano molecular in comparison.
so, where is this 1mm^2 postage stamp? would a speck of glitter work as for sending letters now?
This is one very well-written, tight-as-a-drum presentation and I thoroughly loved it. I would love to know what music you used. It was the added touch that put this over the top.
We can detect planets that are many times farther away than the edge of the universe? This article is so full of FAIL. I babble better stuff than this in my sleep.
I have belonged the Hubble Telescope only to ends in 2013 there remains.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a planned infrared space observatory and is the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope - 2013 or 2014!.
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