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Galaxies, Stars and Nebulae series: A fantastic fleece blanket showing the widest deep view of the sky ever made to date.
This particular image comes from the UltraVISTA survey and reveals more than 200,000 galaxies. In total more than six thousand separate exposures with a total effective exposure time of 55 hours were combined to create this picture.
Apart from a handful of blue-looking stars, everything in this picture is a galaxy, billions of light years away. The tiny red dots are galaxies so remote that the light we see from them started its journey shortly after the Universe itself formed - wow!
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