Ever since the Hubble Ultra Deep Field was first taken in 2006, it has challenged our notions of our place in the universe. It was a somewhat risky observation to take because it required so much Hubble time and it was pointed at a rather unremarkable section of sky, it wasn't clear whether the time would be well spent.
Turns out it was. And then some.
Over the years, astronomers using #Hubble
have continued adding observations at varying wavelengths, from Optical to Infrared. As they did this, the number of galaxies seen in that tiny patch of sky grew.
And now, astronomers have added the Ultraviolet to the HUDF. Last week, astronomers using the WFC3/UVIS instrument have released another look at this famous area of sky. Please join +Tony Darnell
Dr. +Carol Christian
and +Scott Lewis
as they discuss how this image was enhanced in the UV with the member of the science team that took it.
We look forward to seeing you there and as always, we encourage your comments and questions.
Here is a link to the Press Release of the updated HUDF along with links to download it yourself:http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2014/27/
For a complete schedule of upcoming hangouts, visit this page often:http://hubblesite.org/get_involved/hubble_hangouts/