MUSE goes beyond Hubble in the Hubble Deep Field South

The background image in this composite shows the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the region known as the Hubble Deep Field South. New observations using the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope have detected remote galaxies that are not visible to Hubble. Two examples are highlighted in this composite view. These objects are completely invisible in the Hubble picture but show up strongly in the appropriate parts of the three-dimensional MUSE data.


ESO/MUSE Consortium/R. Bacon

About the Image

Release date:26 February 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1507
Related announcements:ann15012
Size:2956 x 1848 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Deep Field South
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field

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