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Deepest Infrared View Of The Universe; VLT Images Progenitors Of Today's Large Galaxies

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December 12, 2002
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European Southern Observatory
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An international team of astronomers [2] has made the deepest-ever near-infrared Ks-band image of the sky, using the ISAAC multi-mode instrument on the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope. The resulting images reveal extremely distant galaxies, which appear at infrared wavelengths, but are barely detected in the deepest optical images acquired with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

An international team of astronomers has made the deepest-ever near-infrared Ks-band image of the sky, using the ISAAC multi-mode instrument on the 8.2-m VLT ANTU telescope.


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European Southern Observatory. (2002, December 12). Deepest Infrared View Of The Universe; VLT Images Progenitors Of Today's Large Galaxies. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021212080231.htm
European Southern Observatory. "Deepest Infrared View Of The Universe; VLT Images Progenitors Of Today's Large Galaxies." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021212080231.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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