Astronomers have come out with new images of the universe and the pictures are way detailed and sharp than before. The photograph consist of all the other pictures clicked through Hubble Space Telescope. The new photograph of the universe has 30 times more galaxies comparing to the previously taken photographs. After arranging the Hubble Legacy Field, the mosaic photograph offers not just a detailed look but also every patch of sky in the Fornax constellation.
Garth Illingworth, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the leader of the team that created the image, conveyed in an email, “The galaxies are scattered across time, from 550 million years ago to 13 billion years ago, Their light is just arriving at Earth now, after crossing space for billions of years.” As per the studies, it is known that the universe was made after a big bang around 13.8 billion years ago. Illingworth named the image, “living history book of galaxy development,” as the image shows those galaxies which are estimated 10 billion times aways to the naked human eye. Illingworth and his team worked all day and night for the image as they combined more than 7,500 different images which had about 265,000 galaxies in the images collected in the last 16 years.
To highlight every feature of each galaxy, the imaging was done at different wavelengths. The imaging also included the picture from Hubble which also had the deepest image even clicked of the space named Hubble’s eXtream Deep Field (XDF) back in 2012. Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, said, “The whole succession of Hubble field images has helped clarify, and has clearly emphasized, that the universe is not a place but a process, the Hubble Legacy Field image is just more evidence that the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the best ideas this planet has had.Tags: Garth Illingworth, Hubble, hubble space telescope, NASA