High-redshift galaxy candidates in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012

This image shows the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012, an improved version of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image featuring additional observation time. The new data have revealed for the first time a population of distant galaxies at redshifts between 9 and 12, including the most distant object observed to date. These galaxies are shown at the top of the picture, and their locations are pinpointed in the main image.

These galaxies will require confirmation using spectroscopy by the forthcoming NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope before they are considered to be fully confirmed.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech), and the HUDF 2012 Team

About the Image

Id:heic1219a
Type:Observation
Release date:12 December 2012, 20:00
Related releases:heic1219
Size:2400 x 2670 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=11.9 (redshift)

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Y
105 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
125 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
140 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
160 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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