On a black background is a smattering of light sources like confetti on the floor after a party. Some appear as small dots in the background in blue, white, yellow, and red. Some are larger with spiral structures or are ovals and circles. A few large white spots have orange halos, and appear larger than the rest. There’s one bright white spot with spikes of light, which is a relatively nearby star on this sea of distant galaxies.
Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
Published: June 3, 2014

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe – among the most colorful deep space images ever captured at the time. This study, which includes ultraviolet light, provides the missing link in star formation.

More information: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2014/news-2014-27.html

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