This image, called the Hubble Deep Field, was produced by combining 276 of the 342 exposures taken over a period of ten days. Hubble reached back 10 billion years to capture a view of young, never-before-seen galaxies in various stages of evolution.
Text features background information and an image of part of the field showing elliptical and spiral galaxies.
This is an image of the Hubble Deep Field, which was produced by combining 276 of the 342 exposures taken over a 10-day period. Hubble reached back 10 billion years to capture a view of young, never-before-seen galaxies in various stages of evolution. The lithograph also features background information and a close-up image of a portion of the field that contains elliptical and spiral galaxies.
Teachers can use this lithograph as:
An engagement tool in an inquiry-based lesson. Have students study the image side of the lithograph. Ask them to write down any questions they have about the image. When the students are finished, their questions can be used in a variety of ways:
A content reading tool. Have students read the back of the lithograph and then write a quiz for the class.
A source of information. Have students use the labeled diagram on the back of the lithograph to learn about spiral and elliptical galaxies.
HubbleSite press release on HDF-N: "Hubble's Deepest View of the Universe Unveils Bewildering Galaxies across Billions of Years"
HubbleSite press release on HDF-S: "The Universe 'Down Under' is the Latest Target for Hubble's Latest Deep-View"
HubbleSite press release background: "The Paradox: Grown-up Galaxies in an Infant Universe," "Galaxy Formation," and "Galaxy Shapes"
Amazing Space resources by topic: Galaxies