Check out a new image posted March 23 on EarthSky.
Image credit: UltraVISTA/Terapix/CNRS/CASU
Have a look at the most detailed infrared image ever taken of a region of space large enough to be representative of the distant universe. The image, from the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) VISTA telescope, reveals more than 200,000 galaxies, including the most distant seen to date in the early universe. These objects formed less than one billion years after the Big Bang. The new image was made by combining more than six thousand separate images – equivalent to an exposure time of 55 hours.