Scientists have come out with some new pictures of the universe which are more clear and detailed. The photos contain a panorama of galactic history which consists of the newborn galaxies and the old ones too. The images were out on May 2, 2019, and was named “Hubble Legacy Field.” The image took 7,500 Hubble Space Telescope observation which took over 16 years. The time period was long enough but the fruit came out good indeed. The image has around 265,000 galaxies, in which, some are too far that it took them billions of years to get in interaction with Hubble’s gaze.
Garth Illingworth, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz and lead researcher on the project, conveyed, “This one image contains the full history of the growth of galaxies in the universe, from their time as ‘infants’ to when they grew into fully-fledged ‘adults’.” The mission to capture the best image of the universe started back in 1995.
The mission was to focus on a scrap of space which just seemed black for straight 10 days which was the part of Hubble’s attention but after some time the images showed more than thousands of unknown galaxies and after studying the images, the scientists came to the conclusion that how cosmos must have looked like billions of years ago. It took almost 30 years to capture the best of the best image of the universe which consists of thousands of hours of observation for the whole day. the scientist hopes that these images will influence other scientists to come up with their research and theories regarding the other galaxies and the alien galaxies.
It is being said that NASA is coming up with a new image capturing tech which will stay in the sky naming it Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the main function of this telescope is supposed to capture the 100 times the view of a typical Hubble image.Tags: Hubble, hubble space telescope, NASA