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26 Cosmic Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope's Ultra Deep Field

An Eclectic Mix of Galaxies

NASA, ESA, J. Blakeslee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)

This image taken in 2003 includes an eclectic combination of galaxies. Hubble's infrared camera snapped the image of a galaxies young, old, large and small.

The Expanding Universe

NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech), and the UDF 2012 Team

This close-up image of a galaxy taken from the Hubble Ultra Deep Space image shows a redshift of an estimated z=9.5. This means that the galaxy is moving away from us as the universe expands.

Galaxies Galore

NASA, ESA S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team

A snippet of galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field which students will employ to learn how light is used to explore the universe.

Merging Galaxies

NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field captured these two galaxies, roughly 5.5 billion light-years from Earth, merging.

Galaxy HUDF-JD2

NASA, ESA, B. Mobasher (STScI/ESA)

With Hubble's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, Galaxy HUDF-JD2 glows in a light red.

ACS/WFC3

NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI and JHU), and S. Rodney (JHU)

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field image provides scientists with plenty of data to study for years to come.

Collection of Galaxies From the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Image

NASA, ESA S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team

These galaxies were spied in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field images. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field offers a narrow yet deep view of the Universe.

Merging Galaxies — 3 Billion Light-Years from Earth

NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field captured these two galaxies, about 3 billion light-years away, merging.

Gravitationally Lensed High-Redshift Galaxy Candidates

NASA, ESA, S. Wyithe (University of Melbourne), H. Yan (Ohio State University), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and S. Mao (Jodrell Ba

A color composite image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field with green circles delineating galaxies with a redshift of ~8 and red circles showing galaxies with a higher-redshift.

Hubble Ultra Deep Field Infrared View of Galaxies Billions of Light-Years Away

NASA, ESA, and R. Thompson (Univ. Arizona)

Cutting across billions of light-years, this image taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer reveals galaxies far away from long ago.

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