GOODS field containing distant dwarf galaxies forming stars at an incredible rate

This image shows a region of space containing a sample of dwarf galaxies studied by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to unlock the secrets of star formation in the early Universe.

Hiding amongst these thousands of galaxies are faint dwarf galaxies that reside in the early Universe, between two and six billion years after the Big Bang, an important time period when most of the stars in the Universe were formed. Some of these galaxies are undergoing starbursts and have been studied by astronomers to deduce their contribution to star formation in this crucial era of the Universe’s history.

The image is part of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), and this image shows only one section that the survey covered.


Credit:

NASA, ESA, the GOODS Team and M. Giavalisco (STScI/University of Massachusetts)

About the Image

Id:heic1412a
Type:Observation
Release date:19 June 2014, 14:00
Related releases:heic1412
Size:1256 x 992 px

About the Object

Name:GOODS field
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
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435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
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850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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