NASA telescope will capture millions of galaxies Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, one of the most iconic images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
In 2003, Hubble focused on what looked like a patch of empty sky for hundreds of hours. The image captured countless galaxies across the universe that date back to within a few hundred million years of the Big Bang. Also NASA telescope will capture millions of galaxies as shown in the video above.
While Hubble observed thousands of galaxies by looking in a single direction, NASA’s upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to capture millions of galaxies this way. The telescope has the capability to photograph an area of the sky at least 100 times larger than Hubble with the same sharpness. With the Hubble Space Telescope, we have begun to understand galaxies as time capsules that chronicle how the universe evolved, from the birth of stars within them to the buildup of immense galaxy clusters. However, this modern realization of the cosmic role and significance of galaxies, including our own, took centuries to emerge.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer