Spitzer and Hubble team up to find "Big Baby" galaxy in the newborn Universe [ACS blow-up]

This image demonstrates how data from two space observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are used to identify one of the most distant galaxies ever seen. This galaxy is unusually massive for its youthful age of 800 million years. (After the Big Bang, the Milky Way by comparison, is approximately 13 billion years old.)

A blow-up of one small area of the HUDF is used to identify where the distant galaxy is located. This indicates that the galaxy's visible light has been absorbed by traveling billions of light-years through intervening hydrogen.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, B. Mobasher ( Space Telescope Science Institute and the European Space Agency)

About the Image

Id:heic0513c
Type:Observation
Release date:27 September 2005, 19:00
Related releases:heic0513
Size:1275 x 1275 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, HUDF-JD2
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=4.25 (redshift)
Constellation:Fornax

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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