Hubble's Ultra Deep Field in 3D

You've seen the entirety of the known universe in a previous entry. Today we'll focus on one of the most revolutionary pictures of all time, what's come to be popularly known as Hubble's Ultra Deep Field. The origin of this picture dates back to what must have seemed to be a downright foolish idea: point Hubble's powerful lenses for ten days toward what originally appeared to be a completely dark area of the sky. Given the very stringent allocation of Hubble time due to the high demand for observation time, I'm sure a lot of researchers weren't exactly thrilled...

The major thrill would come once the images were finally processed. Here is the story of that epic image, which you can now see in three-awesome-and-humbling-dimensions!


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