Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Galaxy History Revealed in This Colorful Hubble View

International Year of Astronomy 2009

Galaxy History Revealed in This Colorful Hubble View

This was a major news cast with he slides and audio coming in to Second Life. You could watch the entire thing in a web browser, but Second Life offers the dynamic of community participation. I meet one contact who was there.

January 5, 2010: More than 12 billion years of cosmic history are shown in this unprecedented, panoramic, full-color view of thousands of galaxies in various stages of assembly. This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, was made from mosaics taken in September and October 2009 with the newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and in 2004 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The view covers a portion of the southern field of a large galaxy census called the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), a deep-sky study by several observatories to trace the evolution of galaxies.

The final image combines a broad range of colors, from the ultraviolet, through visible light, and into the near-infrared. Such a detailed multi-color view of the universe has never before been assembled at such a level of clarity, accuracy, and depth.


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