The Hubble Telescope just sent back some fantastic pictures of really deep space–deeper than ever before called Frontier Fields. Is this the Final Frontier?
In any case FF has NASA now drooling to go where no one has ever even dreamed of going. The “dots and spots” of light are of new galaxies–not stars.
This long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image of massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744 is the deepest ever made of any cluster of galaxies. It shows some of the faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in space. Abell 2744, located in the constellation Sculptor, appears in the foreground of this image. It contains several hundred galaxies as they looked 3.5 billion years ago. The immense gravity in Abell 2744 acts as a gravitational lens to warp space and brighten and magnify images of nearly 3,000 distant background galaxies. Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI)
Fields HST, ACS, WFC3 These (image above) are NASA Hubble Space Telescope natural-color images of four target galaxy clusters that are part of an ambitious new observing program called The Frontier Fields. Credit: NASA/ESA/J. Lotz & M. Mountain,STScl
This is really intriguing stuff. So why the Hubble Bubble?
Well we had the “real estate bubble” and the U.S. government is spending money we don’t have and forfeiting the prosperity of generations to come and they want to check out the Frontier Fields? Per NASA they are looking back 3.5 billion years
Empirically it would take thousands of light years to get to the Fields and I don’t think ol’ Earth is gonna be around that long.