Hubble Ultra Deep Field....

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by Blake Bowden, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

    This photo is simply MIND blowing! This was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and represents ONE degree of the SKY!!!!!


    "The Hubble Deep Field (HDF) is an image of a small region in the constellation Ursa Major, constructed from a series of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope. It covers an area 2.5 arcminutes across, two parts in a million of the whole sky, which is equivalent in angular size to a 65 mm tennis ball at a distance of 100 metres. The image was assembled from 342 separate exposures taken with the Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 over ten consecutive days between December 18 and December 28, 1995.

    The field is so small that only a few foreground stars in the Milky Way lie within it; thus, almost all of the 3,000 objects in the image are galaxies, some of which are among the youngest and most distant known. By revealing such large numbers of very young galaxies, the HDF has become a landmark image in the study of the early universe, with the associated scientific paper having received over 800 citations by the end of 2008.

    Three years after the HDF observations were taken, a region in the south celestial hemisphere was imaged in a similar way and named the Hubble Deep Field South. The similarities between the two regions strengthened the belief that the universe is uniform over large scales and that the Earth occupies a typical region in the universe (the cosmological principle). A wider but shallower survey was also made as part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey. In 2004 a deeper image, known as the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), was constructed from a total of eleven days of observations. The HUDF image is the deepest (most sensitive) astronomical image ever made at visible wavelengths."

  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

    there's no way to measure how far away those are because of the variances in space-time along the way.

    aka, traditional methods would say they are further away than light could have traveled since the beginning of the universe.
  3. TexMass

    TexMass Registered User

    This reminds me of an UFO special I watched where they showed a video of a "space craft" that had landed in a farmers field. It was night and there were several lights around it and smoke coming out from under it. They flashed a sheet of notebook paper that the farmer had taken notes on and copyed down some of the symbols that he saw on the outside of the "craft". Thank goodness I had recorded it because it was a quick look. I rewound and paused and laughed my ass off. One of the symbols he had drawn was a square and compass with the Isis eye where the G usually is. I know this is not part of the original post but it remined me...."THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE".

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