Hubble Space Telescope showed 5,000 shining ancient galaxies

(ORDO NEWS) — The Gabble telescope continues to actively explore the Universe, and specialists working with it continue to create impressive images of various objects.

This time, he recorded about 5,000 distant ancient galaxies of various shapes and sizes, glowing in infrared light.

The oldest galaxies present in the image are about 13 billion years old . They arose just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

By viewing these galaxies in ultraviolet light, scientists can find out what chemical elements are inside them. This information plays a crucial role in understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies.

The problem with this way of exploring the universe is that ultraviolet light from the oldest galaxies scatters before it reaches the scientific instruments at the disposal of astronomers.

However, scientists have the opportunity to study younger galaxies, which are about 11 billion years old. This is exactly what astronomers did when they used the Hubble Telescope to create an image of a group of very old galaxies.

This image is part of the recent UVCANDLES study, in which the Hubble Space Telescope captured about 140,000 galaxies in ten days. Some of them can be seen in the published picture.

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Photo of the Hubble telescope

The UVCANDLES study itself is a continuation of the CANDLES program, which studied infrared and red visible light. It is expected that work in this direction will allow scientists to look into the era of the early universe, which is known as reionization.

More space news

– In mid-June, the news spread around the Internet that the Chinese FAST radio telescope, known as the Sky Eye, had picked up a signal, probably from an alien civilization.

At least that’s what the China ET Civilization Research Group report said, which was then mysteriously deleted. Specialist Dan Wertimer from the SETI program is convinced that this is only interference from terrestrial radio sources.

– A group of researchers from Australia led by Jixin Huang of Macquarie University proposed the concept of the largest telescope in the world. The network of objects for space exploration should cover almost the entire planet.

– Thanks to the TESS telescope, astronomers have been able to detect two rocky exoplanets near the red dwarf HD 260655, which are 2-3 times heavier than the Earth . They are likely to become objects for study by the James Webb Space Telescope in the future.


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