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The Hubble Deep Field: Looking Back In Time

The Hubble Space Telescope has made over 1.5 million observations since its launch in 1990, capturing stunning subjects such as the Eagle Nebula and producing data that has been featured in almost 18,000 scientific articles. But no image has revolutionized the way we understand the universe as much as the Hubble Deep Field.

Taken over the course of 10 days in 1995, the Hubble Deep Field captured roughly 3,000 distant galaxies varying in their stages of evolution, stunning the world. This video features some of the scientists and engineers that work on Hubble, and how the Hubble Deep Field changed everything.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Additional Visualizations:
Compact galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

Pan of GOODS field containing distant dwarf galaxies forming stars at an incredible rate: Credit: NASA & ESA

Hubble: Galaxies Across Space and Time: Credit: NASA, ESA and F. Summers (STScI)

Speedthrough of galaxies added to deep field image: Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand; Sonification: @SYSTEMSounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

Music Credits:
"Earth’s Orbit" by Andreas Andreas Bolldén [STIM] via Koka Media [SACEM], Universal Production Music France [SACEM], and Universal Production Music.

“Planetary Exploration” by Richard Andrew Canavan [PRS] via Sound Pocket Music [PRS], and Universal Production Music.



Paul Morris (KBRwyle): Lead Producer
James Leigh (Origin Films): Producer
James Ball (Origin Films): Director of Photography
Alex Jennings (Origin Films): Sound Recordist
Lucy Lund (Origin Films): Production Assistant
Lynn Bassford (Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company): Support
Maureen Disharoon (ASRC Federal System Solutions): Support
James Jeletic (NASA/GSFC): Support
Jeannine Kashif (ASRC Federal System Solutions): Support
Erin Kisliuk (TRAX International): Support
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. However, please credit individual items as indicated above.

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