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The Ultra Deep Field obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope is the deepest view into the sky by humankind to date. This image combines 800 frames with a total exposure time of 1 million seconds. The 10.000 galaxies that are visible have distances out to times where the universe was just 800 million years old, one seventeenth of its current age. For more info check the UDF press release at spacetelescope.org.
For a wider but less deep view visit the GEMS Skywalker.
Awesome Hubble Ultra Deep Field tool. Great for opening devotions.
During next week’s Moonwatch event at Cardiff University, I’ll be manning a stand showing people how to use Twitter, Google Earth and the Internet to find satellites in the night sky. As well as showing them how to use Heaven’s Above, I’ll also be outlining my own projects OverTwitter, LookUp and Satellite KML.
Since most of my readers are in the US and Canada, you can download my poster about my own projects rather than fly all the way to Cardiff next week. You can also download this handout explaining these projects and providing links.
If you you are in the Cardiff area, then you’ll need to register to attend our Moonwatch event because it is full up! However, if you have a telescope of your own, I would suggest holding your own smaller Moonwatch event locally. Invite the neighbours round and have some drinks while you show them the Moon!