Hubble Deep Field

This is one of the furthest views that humanity has ever achieved - these are among the most distant objects we have ever seen.

This is 1.5 by 1.125 arc minutes of the night's sky, as seen by the Hubble space telescope. For a sense of scale, the Moon's apparent diameter as seen from the Earth is 30 arc minutes, whereas the Moon is 1.3 light-seconds distant, and these galaxies are of the order 10 billion light-years away.

These are fairly new galaxies, created not too long after the Big Bang (of the order 1 billion years after, which is relatively speaking not too long).


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