Asset Publisher

Hubble Finds Most of Visible Light in the Universe

Hubble Finds Most of Visible Light in the Universe


Depicts: A part of Hubble Deep Field
Copyright: M. Vogeley (Princeton University Observatory) and NASA

A closer look at the Hubble Space Telescope's most detailed image, the Hubble Deep Field, reveals that the faint galaxies seen by Hubble could account for most of the visible light in the cosmos. ``We appear close to completing a `light census' of the universe,'' reports Michael S. Vogeley of the Princeton University Observatory. ``The extraordinary smoothness of the background sky suggests that most of the visible light in the universe hails from galaxies that Hubble can detect.''
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Apr-2024 13:15 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/WLmZZr8

Also Available As

Related Images

Related Videos

Caption & Press Release

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also

Documentation