From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


This view made with the Hubble Space Telescope is the farthest we have yet seen with visible light. Using an exposure time of over 11 days, Hubble has recorded objects of 30th magnitude, a hundred million times fainter than can be seen with the naked eye. The most distant galaxies are seen as they were a few hundred million years after the big bang, and show surprising similarities to the galaxies of today.

Credit: Image made in visible and infrared light by S. Beckwith for the NASA / ESA HUDF Team.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.