UCSC New Hubble project to survey first third of cosmic time

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UCSC New Hubble project to survey first third of cosmic time

Post by bystander » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:44 pm

New Hubble treasury project to survey first third of cosmic time
UC Santa Cruz - 2010 March 15
Astronomers will peer deep into the universe in five directions to document the early history of star formation and galaxy evolution in an ambitious new project requiring an unprecedented amount of time on the Hubble Space Telescope.

By imaging more than 250,000 distant galaxies, the project will provide the first comprehensive view of the structure and assembly of galaxies over the first third of cosmic time. It will also yield crucial data on the earliest stages in the formation of supermassive black holes and find distant supernovae important for understanding dark energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe.
Hubble reaches "undiscovered country" of primeval galaxies
The Cosmology Survey Multi-Cycle Treasury Program