Zoom in on the new massive panorama of the Hubble Space Telescope with 15,000 galaxies.
Photo credits: P. Oesch (University of Geneva) and M. Montes (University of New South Wales) / NASA / ESA
The Hubble Space Telescope has been in action for almost three decades, but it is still learning new skills ̵
This is the heroic act Hubble completed in a new pair of pictures the team behind the telescope, which was released on 16 August.
The telescope was able to detect so many galaxies at once because it relied on ultraviolet light and collaborated with other telescopes on the ground and in the earth. With this information, Hubble could create the most accurate picture of the universe around us, based on a statement published by the team behind the telescope.
Hubble's new images are part of a campaign called the Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey Telescope Ultraviolet Imaging Capacity
This wavelength range is a critical part of the light spectrum to collect data as it moves through the Earth's atmosphere. "A space-based telescope like Hubble can give us a completely new view of galaxies," it said ,
In the case of these images, ultraviolet light helps scientists travel backwards through time. By combining these ultraviolet data at other wavelengths, scientists can create such comprehensive images that researchers can study 12,000 different star-forming galaxies as they evolve over approximately 11 billion years.
This brings the scientists back to the star of the Universe formation period, which allows them to look at both faint and brighter galaxies. Over time, images like these scientists should help to better understand how galaxies age, the team behind the new photographs in wrote an accompanying scientific work which was published in July in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.