Good Bye Dark Age

Researchers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope believe they are seeing the conclusion of the cosmic epoch where the young galaxies started to shine in significant numbers. This marks a time when the so-called 'Dark Ages' of the universe was completed, about 13 billion years ago (based on an estimate of 14 billion years for the current age of the universe).

Credit:

NASA/ESA, H.-J. Yan, R. Windhorst and S. Cohen (Arizona State University)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0305a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 January 2003, 18:20
Size:1128 x 753 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=6.0 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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