The Hubble Space Telescope is in orbit at 600 kilometers, or approx. 400 miles above Earth (Image: ESA)
Astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of our deepest-ever view of the Universe (Image: NASA)
This image, called the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF), combines Hubble observations taken over the past decade of a small patch of sky in the constellation of Fornax (Image: NASA)
This image separates out the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field by the distances of objects within it (Image: NASA)
The area around the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field and the full Moon, shown to scale for comparison (Image: NASA)
NASA scientists have directed the Hubble Space Telescope to inspect a tiny patch of sky with an unusually long exposure time to obtain the deepest image of the sky ever obtained. The image, dubbed the Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF), reveals the faintest and most distant galaxies ever detected, shedding more light on the early history of the universe.
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