Distant galaxies behind Abell 1689

This image shows a number of distant galaxies behind the galaxy cluster Abell 1689. Astronomers have used the sharp eye of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the magnification power of the giant cluster to find 58 remote galaxies, which produced the bulk of new stars during the Universe's early years. They are the smallest, faintest, and most numerous galaxies ever seen in the remote Universe.

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Credit:

NASA, ESA, and B. Siana and A. Alavi (University of California, Riverside)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1407c
Type:Observation
Release date:8 January 2014, 13:49
Size:1599 x 3594 px

About the Object

Name:Distant galaxy
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet 275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Ultraviolet 336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
r
625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
i
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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