Pan across CLASS B1608+656

Hubble's images might look flat, but this one actually has a remarkable depth of field that lets us see more than halfway to the edge of the observable Universe.

Most of the galaxies visible here are members of a huge cluster called CLASS B1608+656, which lies about five billion light-years away. But the field also contains other objects, both significantly closer and far more distant, including quasar QSO-160913+653228 which is so distant its light has taken nine billion years to reach us, two thirds of the time that has elapsed since the Big Bang.


About the Video

Release date:17 April 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1408
Duration:28 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:CLASS B1608+656
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster



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