10 thousand, billion, billion stars


tdarnell writes –

I’ve recently discovered an animation that was rendered using the measured redshift of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image. I’ve written a short script that leads you through a quick history of both deep field images and this video ends with a fly-through of the Ultra Deep Field. Every galaxy in the image is in its proper distance as viewed from the telescope line of sight. As if this image wasn’t amazing enough.

At least 100 billion galaxies… that’s 10 thousand, billion, billion stars (10 sextillion). Unfathomable.

6 thoughts on “10 thousand, billion, billion stars

  1. Bowman says:

    It’s full of stars! Sorry, couldn’t help it.

    In any case, are there any applications out there that allow for interactive viewing of the deep field and its southern hemisphere counterpart?

  2. Jasony says:

    Just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Phillip Torrone says:

    statistically speaking – we are having this conversation at least 10 times right now :)

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