Hubble Space Telescope’s Largest Infrared Image Dates Back 10 Billion Years

The largest near-infrared image of galaxies ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has provided a playground for astronomers looking for potential targets for the James Webb Space Telescope.

The image is the result of a project called 3D-DASH and was captured by the The Hubble Space TelescopeHubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), with additional archival data from Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. It spans 1.35 square degrees of sky, equivalent to about six full moons, and contains thousands of galaxies. The goal is to identify galaxies worthy of further study by the James Webb Space Telescope and other telescopes in the future.

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