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.
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.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard