A Mind-Bending Look
at the Hubble Deep Field Photos of the
All Three Hubble Deep Field Photos
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Hubble Deep Field Fly-Thru Video
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Unless you follow science and astronomy, it's likely
you have never heard of the famous Hubble Deep Field, Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Hubble Extreme Deep Field photos. These photos were taken by the Hubble Space
Telescope in 1996, 2004 and 2012 respectively and they absolutely stunned the
HUBBLE DEEP FIELD
It all started back in 1996 when a group of astronomers pointed the Hubble
Space Telescope at an empty patch in the sky close, the
size of a pin head, in hopes of seeing something, anything. At the
time, it was considered to be a risky move, given that demand for use of the
telescope was so high. What if the experiment yielded no results? What if
nothing but an empty image was the final result? After
10 full days of exposing the telescope’s sensor
to this seemingly empty patch of sky
near the Big Dipper, a breathtaking image was produced. Over three
thousand galaxies appeared in one image — some as dots, others as spirals.
It was a visual reminder of just how big our universe really is.
HUBBLE ULTRA DEEP FIELD
In 2004, astronomers pointed Hubble near constellation
Orion and opened the shutter for a whopping 11 days. Using sensitive
detectors and specialized filters, the telescope was able to capture a
image with over 10,000 galaxies.
HUBBLE EXTREME DEEP FIELD
- It didn't end there. In 2012, NASA scientists
created the Hubble Extreme Deep Field, which has an equivalent exposure time
to 23 days and features. It's the deepest image of the sky ever obtained
that reveals the faintest and most distant galaxies ever seen.
HUBBLE FLY THROUGH
Scientists later used redshift calculations of
the galaxies to turn the Hubble Ultra Deep Field photograph into
a fly-thru view
And just think: scientists created these photos by pointing their
mega-camera at a tiny speck of the night sky that
appeared to be completely
devoid of visible stars!