Hubble eXtreme Deep Field (XDF)
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The eXtreme Deep Field (XDF) is the result of millions of seconds of Hubble exposures of a tiny slice of the sky. The thousands of galaxies it reveals stretch from nearly the present day back more than 13 billion years--to just a half billion years after the Big Bang.
Original image data dated on or about March 1, 2012