Reference Article

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hubble Deep Field

The Hubble Deep Field (HDF) is an image of a small region of the sky, based on the results of a series of observations by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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, and it has been the source of almost 400 scientific papers since it was created.

Note: This article excerpts material from the Wikipedia article "Hubble Deep Field", which is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

See the following related content on ScienceDaily:


Related Videos

last updated on 2014-11-23 at 8:40 am EST

New Hubble Image Shows Most Distant Galaxies Yet

New Hubble Image Shows Most Distant Galaxies Yet

Newsy (Sep. 26, 2012) Hubble's eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) is the deepest look anyone has taken into the universe's past.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Hubble Reveals Even More Galaxies

Hubble Reveals Even More Galaxies

Reuters (Sep. 26, 2012) Astronomers unveiled the deepest view yet galaxies and celestial objects using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Powered by NewsLook.com
The ESA Confirms That Star Forming Explosions Can Affect Other Galaxies

The ESA Confirms That Star Forming Explosions Can Affect Other Galaxies

EFE (Apr. 25, 2013) A team of Astronauts from the European Space Agency have confirmed that the violent explosions that give birth to new stars have repercussions outside their own galaxies. According to the institution, located in Germany, the latest data received from the Hubble telescope shows that these explosions can affect galactic gases within a range of up to 20 times that of the visible galaxy. These blasts give birth to millions of stars and cause winds that can travel to other galaxies.
Powered by NewsLook.com
Future Telescope Will Be 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble

Future Telescope Will Be 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble

Newsy (Aug. 24, 2013) A massive 20-ton mirror is under construction for a new observatory, which will take pictures with 10 times the resolution of the Hubble telescope.
Powered by NewsLook.com

Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins