The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

September 22, 2013 All Posts

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field…. This is a staggering and hauntingly beautiful video that shows the Hubble deep field –  the farthest we have ever seen into the universe. Reminds us where we spin in the scheme of things. Can you spot any extraterrestrials photobombing in the background?

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 image is a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3.

The image contains approximately 10,000 galaxies, extending back in time to within a few hundred million years of the big bang.

The dimmest galaxies are more than 10 billion times fainter than stars visible to the unaided eye and represent the Universe in the extreme past, a few 100 million years after the Big Bang.