Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe

This deep view of a tiny patch of sky in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster) shows a selection of galaxies, marked with red crosses, that were used in a new survey of the feeding habits of young galaxies as they grew through cosmic time. Each of the tiny blobs, galaxies seen as they were between three and five billion years after the Big Bang, has been studied in detail using ESO’s VLT and the SINFONI instrument.

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ESO/CFHT

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About the Image

Id:eso1212a
Type:Observation
Release date:14 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1212
Size:6719 x 6536 px

About the Object

Name:VIMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS)
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology
Constellation:Cetus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 27 0.08
Position (Dec):-4° 24' 0.79"
Field of view:41.66 x 40.52 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
u
CFHT
MegaCam
Optical
r
CFHT
MegaCam
Infrared
z
CFHT
MegaCam

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