These impressive images are ideal for children rooms and science fans. They remind us of the many mysteries the
universe has that are now visible to use because of advanced technologies - like the Hubble telescope.
The Hubble Deep Field - Galaxies and Asteroids
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 about 2.6 arcminutes on a side, about one 24-millionth of the whole sky,
which is equivalent in angular size to a 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.
Credits: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. With a 2.4-meter (7.9 ft) mirror, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's atmosphere allows it to take extremely high-resolution images, with substantially lower background light than ground-based telescopes.
Hubble has recorded some of the most detailed visible light images ever, allowing a deep view into space and time.
Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining the rate of expansion of the universe.
The HST was built by the United States space agency NASA, with contributions from the European Space Agency.
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