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This is the Hubble Deep Field-South, an exposure taken over ten days in October, 1998.
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Hubble Heads South for the Winter
News story originally written on November 23, 1998

Scientists used the Hubble Space Telescope to look deep into space again. They took a picture of part of the southern hemisphere sky and called it the Hubble Deep Field-South. The HDF-S is similar to the Hubble Deep Field. The Hubble Deep Field is a picture of part of the northern hemisphere sky taken in 1995.

It took ten days to make the Hubble Deep Field-South. Scientists can only take detailed pictures of small parts of the sky. It would take them 900,000 years to map the whole sky!

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