The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most powerful long-term observatories in the entire world, focusing almost entirely on areas in deep outer space. Located at more than 370 miles above the Earth, it is able to observe UV wavelengths and collect visible light using telescopes five times more focused than any telescope found on Earth.
According to official sources, the Hubble Space Telescope managed to make the most revolutionary discoveries in the history of astronomy.
Hubble’s most recent achievement is putting together approximately 7,500 images taken over 16 years, the final result being a sensational mosaic image that captures 265,00 galaxies, including ancient ones that were created only 500 million years after the Big Bang. The picture has been declared the largest and most comprehensive history book of the universe.”
To emphasize the great distance between us and the galaxies pictured, NASA released a video that zooms out from the farthest point, revealing a panoramic view of the starry sky in the end. Even in its 29th year of service, the Hubble Space Telescope is still going strong, remaining humanity’s most impressive tool for exploring the universe.
NASA Releases Stunning Mosaic Image Created With Pictures Captured By The Hubble Space Telescope
Scientists believe that, until more performant telescopes are launched into orbit, this mosaic image will remain the most remarkable accomplishment.
The image offers astronomers the chance to study the oldest galaxies, giving them the ability to track the universe’s expansion rate and, even more, the hidden chemical and physical factors that led to the growth of life on our home planet. According to a statement made by Dr. Van Dokkum, astronomers are hoping to enlarge the multi-wavelength spectrum of the pictures for the Wide Field Survey Telescope NASA is working on. Allegedly, this new addition to the space agency’s tools will be able of exploring an even bigger area of space than Hubble.
The Hubble Space Telescope’s next big plan is to succeed in building a second set of mosaic pictures that will include more than 5,200 images captured by the telescope, this time from another portion of the sky.