Sent to you by Sean McBride via Google Reader: Very Large Telescope
Captures New 27 Megapixel Deep Field via Slashdot by Soulskill on
11/9/08 xyz writes "European Southern Observatory's Very Large
Telescope has captured the deepest ground based U-band image of the
universe yet. The image contains more than 27 million pixels and is the
result of 55 hours of observations with the VIMOS instrument. 'Galaxies
were detected that are a billion times fainter than the unaided eye can
see and over a range of colours not directly observable by the eye.
This deep image has been essential to the discovery of a large number
of new galaxies that are so far away that they are seen as they were
when the Universe was only 2 billion years old.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Things you can do from here:
- Subscribe to Slashdot using Google Reader
- Get started using Google Reader to easily keep up with all your
favorite sites

Reply via email to