Frontier Fields: Exploring the Depths of the Universe

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Duration: 1 minute, 50 seconds

This video presents an overview of the Frontier Fields project. While Hubble has a celebrated history of deep field observations, astronomers can use massive galaxy clusters as gravitational lenses to see a little farther into space and a little further back in time. This ambitious, community-developed project is a collaboration among NASA's Great Observatories to probe the earliest stages of galaxy development. Initial data from this multiyear effort was presented at the American Astronomical Society Meeting in January 2014.

Features, Frontier Fields, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Gravitational Lensing, HD Video, Survey


NASA, ESA, and F. Summers, B. Lawton, M. Lussier, G. Bacon, and D. Coe (STScI);
Music: "The Moments of Our Mornings" (K. Engel) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Publication: January 7, 2014

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