This is the Hubble Deep Field-South, an exposure taken over ten days in
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Hubble Space Telescope image courtesy of STScI
Hubble Heads South for the Winter
News story originally written on November 23, 1998
Scientists now have a new observation to compliment the Hubble Deep Field
It's called the Hubble Deep Field-South because it was taken while looking
at a part of the southern hemisphere sky. The HDF-S is a 10-day-long
exposure from October 1998.
The Hubble Space Telescope looked at a part of the constellation Tucana
to make the HDF-S. The original HDF was made from a part of space near
the Big Dipper
. Scientists also wanted the HDF-S to look at a distant quasar
so they could get more
information from the HDF-S.
The HDF and HDF-S are like core samples of the sky. We can't take
pictures of the entire sky as far into space as the deep fields because
it would take too long. In fact, it would take 900,000 years to map the
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