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Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe

Post by bystander » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:46 pm

Hubble Paints Picture of the Evolving Universe
NASA | GSFC | STScI | HubbleSite | 2018 Aug 16
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HDUV GOODS-North Field ~ Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Oesch (UNIGE), M. Montes (UNSW)
Astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured one of the largest panoramic views of the fire and fury of star birth in the distant universe. The field features approximately 15,000 galaxies, about 12,000 of which are forming stars. Hubble’s ultraviolet vision opens a new window on the evolving universe, tracking the birth of stars over the last 11 billion years back to the cosmos’ busiest star-forming period, which happened about 3 billion years after the big bang.

Ultraviolet light has been the missing piece to the cosmic puzzle. Now, combined with infrared and visible-light data from Hubble and other space and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have assembled one of the most comprehensive portraits yet of the universe’s evolutionary history. ...

The program, called the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey, extends and builds on the previous Hubble multi-wavelength data in the CANDELS-Deep (Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey) fields within the central part of the GOODS (The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey) fields. This mosaic is 14 times the area of the Hubble Ultraviolet Ultra Deep Field (UVUDF) released in 2014. ...

HDUV: The Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey - P. A. Oesch et al
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