This image, taken in August 2009 by the WFC3 camera on the Hubble telescope, shows the oldest galaxies ever seen (photo: NASA)
The WFC3 image taken from Hubble required 173,000 seconds of exposure (photo: NASA)
This version of the WFC3 image indicates orientation and wavelength key (photo: NASA)
Technicians tend the WFC3 prior to loading in August 2008 (photo: NASA)
NASA's recently upgraded Hubble Space Telescope has made the deepest near-infrared image of the universe ever taken. Taken using a newly installed camera, the image shows deep space objects such as galaxies that formed only 600 million years after the Big Bang, making them the oldest galaxies ever seen. The image was taken with the Hubble’s new Wide Field Camera 3, which astronauts installed in May.
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