ESOcast 72: Looking Deeply into the Universe in 3D
26 February 2015
The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever three-dimensional view of the deep Universe. Staring at the Hubble Deep Field South region for 27 hours, the new observations reveal the distances, motions and other properties of far more galaxies than ever before in this tiny piece of the sky; extending even beyond Hubble’s reach to reveal previously invisible objects.
This ESOcast takes a look at what MUSE found in the Hubble Deep Field South and the way in which it has made life a little easier for astronomers, by compiling thousands of images of these remote galaxies into a three-dimensional stack of images, each at a different wavelength.
Editing: Herbert Zodet.
Web and technical support: Mathias André and Raquel Yumi Shida.
Written by: Christopher Marshall, Richard Hook and Herbert Zodet.
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa.
Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com).
Footage and photos: ESO, MUSE Consortium/R. Bacon, Robert Williams and the Hubble Deep Field Team (STScI), the HDF-S Team, F. Summers (STScI), NASA/ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada, M. Kornmesser, B. Tafreshi (twanight.org), C. Malin (christophmalin.com), Mario Nonino, Piero Rosati and the ESO GOODS Team.
Directed by: Herbert Zodet.
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen.
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