Hubble Legacy Field : to immerse themselves in the star head-first

The Hubble space telescope was launched in 1990, with the mission to observe the galaxies with more detail than ground-based instruments, handicapped by the earth’s atmosphere. Nasa assembles regularly thousands of images taken by Hubble in order to create the stunning views of the universe. Hubble Legacy Field is the last of its kind.

All young galaxies

This mosaic, composed of 7 500 shots, taking nothing less than 265 000 galaxies. It is 30 times more galaxies than the previous images of the same genus ; the surface of the Hubble Legacy Field is almost large enough to cover an area as large as the Moon.

The new image gives us a better idea of the cosmos as it existed in its early years. Nasa says that Hubble Legacy Field allows you to see the status of galaxies there are 13.3 billion years, or 500 million years “only” after the Big Bang. It was the time when all these galaxies all young people returning merrily to each other.

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The u.s. space agency explains that no other image assembly will surpass Hubble Legacy Field, unless a new telescope is launched into space. The successor to Hubble, the James Webb, is not expected to launch before 2021.