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Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once

11 Jan 2021, 21:10 UTC
Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once NASA, ESA, A. Koekemoer (STScI)

In 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope stared at a blank patch of the sky for 10 straight days. The resulting Deep Field image captured thousands of previously unseen, distant galaxies. Similar observations have followed since then, including the longest and deepest exposure, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Now, astronomers are looking ahead to the future, and the possibilities enabled by NASA’s upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.

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