“The astronomers atNASAand Pennsylvania State University have created the most detailed ultraviolet survey of our two closest major galaxies: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.
Astronomers used imagery from NASA’s Swift Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope to create stunning mosaics. The result: a 160-megapixel mosaic image of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and a 57-megapixel mosaic image of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC).”
"This new image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012 campaign reveals a previously unseen population of seven faraway galaxies, which are observed as they appeared in a period 350 million to 600 million years after the Big Bang.”
New “extreme” Hubble shows deepest view yet of night sky
“Piecing together 10 years of Hubble Space Telescope images, astronomers on Tuesday unveiled the deepest view yet of a small sliver of the night sky, revealing a kaleidoscope of galaxies and other celestial objects.
The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, adds another 5,500 galaxies to Hubble’s 2003 and 2004 view into a tiny patch of the farthest universe.”
“The photo, taken by the Hubble space telescope, shows a chance alignment of two heavenly objects, making them appear to be in the midst of a bizarre pile-up. But the galaxies, named NGC 3314A and NGC 3314B are in no danger of crashing. The foreground galaxy — the bluer one that appears face on to us — is approximately 117 million light-years away from Earth, while the background galaxy is 23 million light-years farther.”