Extreme Closeup Of Space

Some things are small and some things are just far away. So the saying goes. But then again, some things are fucking massive and really really far away. Galaxies, for instance.

And if you want to see some of those things, you should take a look at the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field. The XDF is a photograph created by assembling Hubble Space Telescope observations taken over the last decade of a small area of space in the constellation of Fornax (The Furnace).

The image covers an area less than a tenth of the width of the full Moon, making it just a 30 millionth of the whole sky. Yet even in this tiny fraction of the sky, the long exposure reveals about 5500 galaxies and contains several of the most distant objects ever identified.

Hubble Extreme Deep Field
Hubble extreme deep field lacation
Hubble extreme deep field distances

via Space Telescope


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