Spitzer and Hubble team up to find "Big Baby" galaxy in the newborn Universe [NICMOS view]

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.)

The galaxy was detected using Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). But at near-infrared wavelengths it is very faint and red.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic0513d
Type:Observation
Release date:27 September 2005, 19:00
Related releases:heic0513
Size:362 x 362 px

About the Object

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

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
Pseudogreen (J+H)
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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